Bank robbed by thieves in 'Scream' masks

Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 21:01:51-04

This crime sounds like something out of a movie.

Thieves wearing Halloween masks robbed a Lakewood bank and convenience store almost at the same time. Police say the 7-Eleven robbery was likely a diversion to slow officers’ response to the bank.

The bank on Carr Street is just a few miles north of the gas station being robbed on South Pierce.

The FBI sent out photos of the robbers, who hit the bank around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the thieves shoved guns into the bank tellers’ faces and fled in a stolen jeep. One teller was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The suspects’ masks are ones like those worn in the “Scream” movies.

The 7-Eleven robber wore a skeleton mask. Two shots were fired at the wall but no one was hurt.

Anyone with information should call police.