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Robbery suspects tried to make off with $15,600

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POSTED September 16, 2014 9:26 p.m.

STOCKTON (AP) — Court documents indicate the suspects in a July bank robbery in Northern California stole $15,600 before two of them and a hostage died in a shootout with police.

The figure from the foiled robbery was included in documents released Monday.

The three suspects held up a Bank of the West branch in Stockton on July 16, taking three hostages. They tried to make off with the money, but two of the suspects and a hostage were killed following a chase.

The surviving suspect, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, was arrested after Stockton police said he used the hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, as a human shield. He faces murder and attempted murder charges, and has yet to enter a plea.

Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 16-year-old who is accused of moving the robbers’ intended getaway car. They also said they were seeking to question a person who might have dropped off the suspects at the bank.

A police spokesman, Officer Joe Silva, said that on Tuesday the 21-year-old met with investigators, who questioned and released him. The investigation continues, Silva said.

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