Robbery suspects tried to make off with $15,600

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

STOCKTON, Calif. (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 Record of Stockton reports ( 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. Two of the suspects and a hostage were killed following a chase.

Authorities say the surviving suspect, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, was arrested after using the hostage 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 are looking to question a person who might have dropped off the suspects at the bank.