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Aptos Bank Robbery Suspects Captured [they were using banned Assault Rifles]
TheKSBWChannel.com ^ | December 2, 2003

Posted on 12/04/2003 11:03:25 AM PST by yonif

APTOS, Calif. -- A trio of men armed with high-powered assault rifles help up a Wells Fargo Bank in Aptos Monday.

Police said the men -- carrying AR-15 assault rifles -- entered the bank on Soquel Drive before noon. They hit a woman and terrified other bank customers before making off with backpacks full of cash. No shots were fired.

"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.

As a silent alarm at the bank was alerting authorities to the robbery, police were responding to bomb threats at Soquel High School, Aptos High School and Cabrillo College.

Police said those threats were a distraction set by the robbers.

Officers at Cabrillo College spotted the getaway vehicle and chased it down a dead-end street at New Brighton Beach, where the alleged robbers fled on foot as officers closed in. The men ditched their weapons and were arrested.

"All of us at the scene know what that means in regards to an armed confrontation, and fortunately that didn't happen ... because it would have been one heck of a firefight," Allyn said.

The weapons and backpacks of money were recovered at the scene.

Police have not released the names of the suspects, but said they are not from the Santa Cruz area.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: assaultrifles; ban; banglist; gunrights

1 posted on 12/04/2003 11:03:26 AM PST by yonif
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To: yonif
This robbery was so poorly executed that it is the joke of the county. To the LE officers, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. They had the bumbling fools within an hour or so. LOL!
2 posted on 12/04/2003 11:10:42 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................."Dean's got Tom McClintock Eyes".........................)
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To: yonif
These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds

Yep. 223 rounds in a 30 round clip. Kind of like how this article is ten pounds of s*** in a five pound bag.

Okay, so it's just a dropped period. Still...

"... and they travel forever"

Wow. That's a long time. Where can I get me one of them "forever" guns?

3 posted on 12/04/2003 11:11:16 AM PST by general_re (Knife goes in, guts come out! That's what Osaka Food Concern is all about!)
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To: yonif
...and they travel forever...

These little puppies have laser booster stages that allow them to leave the solar system. < / sarcasm>

Give me a break!

4 posted on 12/04/2003 11:12:20 AM PST by GingisK
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To: general_re
...which can penetrate care doors...

"Care" doors? Does this joint have an editor or what?

5 posted on 12/04/2003 11:13:17 AM PST by general_re (Knife goes in, guts come out! That's what Osaka Food Concern is all about!)
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To: general_re
LOL! The Santa Cruz Senile has the worst editing I've ever seen.
6 posted on 12/04/2003 11:14:06 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................."Dean's got Tom McClintock Eyes".........................)
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To: yonif; *bang_list
"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.

It is so refreshing to get a description of firearms and ammunition that is accurate and free from emotion - NOT! What a moron - like these special "assault bullets" from an "illegal" "assault rifle" can somehow violate the laws of physics. Idiot - no wonder the public is misinformed.

As a silent alarm at the bank was alerting authorities to the robbery, police were responding to bomb threats at Soquel High School, Aptos High School and Cabrillo College.

Police said those threats were a distraction set by the robbers.

Well, these guys were not entirely stupid. Dishonest, yes, but not stupid.

7 posted on 12/04/2003 11:14:45 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: yonif
""These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said. "

At first I thought this was a parody,but sadly it's real. "Care" doors? Almost any round can penetrate a car door, window or bullet - hell, even a bb can do most of that. And traveling forever- maybe in space, miss-spokes-person, but not here on earth.
8 posted on 12/04/2003 11:15:54 AM PST by flashbunny
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To: general_re
Wow. That's a long time. Where can I get me one of them "forever" guns?

They carry them in the same stores that sell the completely plastic guns that can't be detected; right next to the "cop-killer" bullets.

9 posted on 12/04/2003 11:16:19 AM PST by DrNo
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To: yonif
"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.

I take it this guy's a physics guru?

10 posted on 12/04/2003 11:19:36 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Ted Kennedy is a left-wing Neanderthal turkey!)
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To: DrNo; general_re
"Who knows how many deaths could have occurred if these rifles had made it to the streets." -Bill Lockyer

Well here's a perfect news byte for you to distort and use to terrify people, Mr Lockyer. Just remember it was high powered assault rifles that robbed the bank and fled, not criminals who weren't lucky in life's lottery.

11 posted on 12/04/2003 11:21:29 AM PST by Sender
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To: yonif
"Police have not released the names of the suspects"

However the AR-15s, being well known felons in their own right, were not extended this courtesy. Neither were the “Banana Clips” members of the famous clip gang.

Am I the only one who finds this a little strange?


12 posted on 12/04/2003 11:24:12 AM PST by SWO
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To: Sender
"Who knows how many deaths could have occurred if these rifles had made it to the streets." -Bill Lockyer

In this case, zero.

13 posted on 12/04/2003 11:24:47 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Ted Kennedy is a left-wing Neanderthal turkey!)
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To: yonif
"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.

I didn't think that the eludium core bullets were on the market yet.

14 posted on 12/04/2003 11:27:34 AM PST by niteowl77 (If you haven't prayed for our troops, please start; if you stopped, then do some catching up.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It would have been much more sporting had the robbers used .308 bolt action rifles instead.
15 posted on 12/04/2003 11:31:42 AM PST by GunsareOK
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To: DrNo
Ah. Will an NRA card get me in, or do I have to know the secret knock too? ;)
16 posted on 12/04/2003 11:33:42 AM PST by general_re (Knife goes in, guts come out! That's what Osaka Food Concern is all about!)
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To: yonif
"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.

Bullets can break glass?? That one's new to me.

Forever is a looooooooooong time.

17 posted on 12/04/2003 11:36:22 AM PST by OXENinFLA (Islam is like a new Communist infestation akin to what McCarthy exposed.)
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To: yonif
Ah yes, the much-anticipated spate of "assault rifle" incidents leading up the the sunset of the 1994 "Assault Rifle" ban.

Somewhat misleading is the "223 rounds." Gives the impression that it was carrying that many bullets. In fact, they are referring to the .223 caliber of each round.

'Banana Clip'. This never fails to amuse me. Conjures up images of Miami Vice.

Buckle up fellas, it's time to frighten Mr. and Mrs. America again into thinking this happens every day. We'll see plenty more of these stories right up to the Sunset.

Sheesh.
18 posted on 12/04/2003 11:47:14 AM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: yonif
Hey! I used to live there. Aptos High School Class of '80. A bedroom community of rich liberals, environmentalists, and recalcitrant hippies located just south of Santa Cruz halfway from there to Monterey.

Most of these folks think a bannana clip is something to hang fruit with--or smoke it if so inclined... I'm suprised these guys had to use assault rifles. They probably could have done it with harsh language.

19 posted on 12/04/2003 12:34:18 PM PST by PsyOp ( Citizenship ought to be reserved for those who carry arms. - Aristotle.)
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To: PsyOp
The Second Amendment - Commentaries
20 posted on 12/04/2003 12:37:21 PM PST by PsyOp ( Citizenship ought to be reserved for those who carry arms. - Aristotle.)
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To: yonif
I'm guessing illegal aliens.
21 posted on 12/04/2003 12:50:39 PM PST by moyden2000
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To: edskid
"I didn't think that the eludium core bullets were on the market yet."

The eludiumas are not available yet.

These must have been the FMJHPWCCKA bullets (full metal jacket hollowpoint wadcutter cop killer assault) with the old unobtainium cores.

;-)
22 posted on 12/04/2003 1:40:07 PM PST by Ribeye (Protective head wear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products)
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To: yonif
"These ARs also had 30-round banana clips in them with 223 rounds, which can penetrate care doors, bodies, windows ... and they travel forever," Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kim Allyn said.


Interestingly, the .223 round is one of the safest as far as overpenetration. A wimpy 9mm pistol round is more likely to go through a wall and hurt an unintended person on the other side.

(Also, if these rounds are so unsafe, why do most law enforcement agencies use them?)
23 posted on 12/04/2003 1:47:59 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Police officials view armed citizens like teachers union bosses view homeschoolers.)
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To: Beelzebubba
You have to keep in mind that the 223 bullets packed into their banana clips go on forever, so a mere car door would not even slow them down.


24 posted on 12/04/2003 1:55:38 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: yonif
So, let me get this straight.

A couple days after the 9th Circuit is vindicated for their unconstitutionalism, these idiots, with "evil" rifles and 30 round mags, proceed to rob(or try to rob) a bank in one of the most hippified counties in the state, after making sure that police are going to be clustered in the immediate area, instead of back on patrol or at the station, which is several miles away.

Why bring all those weapons if you are going to throw them on the ground at the first sign of flashing red lights? I think I smell a deal here, where three idiots were promised a light or non-existant sentence in exchange for toting those ARs and giving some good headlines.
25 posted on 12/04/2003 4:06:10 PM PST by Sharpshot613
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To: general_re
Does this joint have an editor or what?

More likely the editor had a joint... or several.

26 posted on 12/04/2003 10:41:27 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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