211 suspect jumps from parking structure

From the “Only in Pasadena” file:

PASADENA – Cornered atop a parking structure with no way out, a suspected bank robber made a desperate move Monday as officers closed in – he jumped from the roof of the five-story structure.

Seriously injured, the man was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition, authorities said.

Workers in the area said they heard a scream, then heard a loud thump; several said they then saw the man lying on the ground before paramedics arrived.

About an hour earlier, at about 9:16 a.m., the man held up the California National Bank, 101 N. Lake Ave., telling a clerk he had a gun, police said.

He ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash. But a person inside the bank, either an employee or a teller, ran after the man, calling 9-1-1 and providing police with a “good” description of the robber, Pasadena Police Department spokeswoman Janet Pope Givens said.

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  • 211guy

    “It’s a Bird – It’s a Plane – It’s Super Stupid Robberman” (and a ex-con 3 striker)