Police announced the arrest of a man in connection with a bank robbery in East LA last week.
Ray Vega, a 33-year-old resident of Bell, Calif., was arrested last Thursday. Sources told the Los Angeles Times that Vega is an acquaintance of the bank manager who was kidnapped and forced to hand money over to her abductors.
The bank manager, whose identity is being protected, told authorities that she was kidnapped from her home in
Her abductors escaped with the money and a bomb squad was sent to the crime scene to neutralize the potentially explosive vest. A technician removed the vest from the manager's body, reports the Times. A robot then detonated the vest just outside the bank's doors.