Foul Play

Quite a catch in California

The gang's modus operandi was direct and effective: two young men, disguised with wigs, hats, glasses, false beards and mustaches, and black stage makeup, would enter the banks wielding guns. While one commandeered the lobby, shouting profanities and racial slurs, the other would leap over the counter and scoop up the money. Outside, a man in a business suit waited calmly in the getaway car, a gray Mercedes. Said Sacramento Police Sergeant Jim Rodenbaugh: "They were the most intimidating, sophisticated, active group I've ever dealt with."

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