A gang of robbers stormed into a Nebraska branch of U.S. Bank last week with guns blazing, killing four employees and a customer. It was the bloodiest robbery in the U.S. in more than a decade. Within hours, police tracked down two stolen getaway cars and arrested Jose Sandoval, 23; Jorge Galindo, 21; Erick Fernando Vela, 21; and Gabriel Rodriquez, 26. A state trooper who had recently confiscated a pistol from Vela killed himself with his service revolver after the murders, apparently because he believed he could have prevented the robbery by arresting Vela. Authorities said they were confident they had the right men, but they would have to prove it without witnesses. “They just shot everyone who was there,” said Norfolk Mayor Gordon Adams.
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