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BANK-DEPOSIT CASH TAKEN IN NORTH SIDE HEIST

Nov. 23, 2001 – Investigators were seeking leads Friday in the case of three robbers who made off with what was reported to be more than $5,000 in cash Wednesday afternoon after forcing a driver to stop her car on St. Thomas's North Side and grabbing a bank-deposit bag she was carrying.
The victim told police investigators she had been driving along the road between Mountaintop and Sib's Restaurant at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday when a black sport utility vehicle came speeding up behind her and started tailgating her vehicle. She said the three men in the SUV then forced her car off the road, jumped out of their vehicle and approached the driver's side of her car.
According to the woman, at least one of the men carried a black handgun, Police Chief Jose Garcia said.
The bandits grabbed the victim's jewelry, her handbag with about $50 in cash, and the deposit bag containing about $5,000, Garcia said. After the men sped off in their SUV, the woman drove to Sib's Restaurant to get help, he said.
Reports Wednesday evening that an armed robbery had occurred at the popular Estate Elizabeth restaurant were inaccurate, a Sib's employee said.
The woman was unharmed in the robbery.

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Nov. 23, 2001 - Investigators were seeking leads Friday in the case of three robbers who made off with what was reported to be more than $5,000 in cash Wednesday afternoon after forcing a driver to stop her car on St. Thomas's North Side and grabbing a bank-deposit bag she was carrying.
The victim told police investigators she had been driving along the road between Mountaintop and Sib's Restaurant at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday when a black sport utility vehicle came speeding up behind her and started tailgating her vehicle. She said the three men in the SUV then forced her car off the road, jumped out of their vehicle and approached the driver's side of her car.
According to the woman, at least one of the men carried a black handgun, Police Chief Jose Garcia said.
The bandits grabbed the victim's jewelry, her handbag with about $50 in cash, and the deposit bag containing about $5,000, Garcia said. After the men sped off in their SUV, the woman drove to Sib's Restaurant to get help, he said.
Reports Wednesday evening that an armed robbery had occurred at the popular Estate Elizabeth restaurant were inaccurate, a Sib's employee said.
The woman was unharmed in the robbery.