Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist in which they strapped what they said was a bomb to the bank manager and forced her to order employees to take out all the money from her branch in Los Angeles September 5. The bank robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Bank of America when it opened. No arrests had been made as of early September 6. A Los Angeles County sheriff bomb squad disabled the device, but investigators said it was not an explosive. The bank manager was snatched in front of her home and arrived at her workplace wearing a device the men had strapped to her stomach. The two men, who were armed with handguns and wore ski masks, took off in a two-door car, possibly a Kia, and remained at large. Businesses near the bank were evacuated for a few hours as a precaution.