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Jul 18, 2014 10:56 PM by Associated Press

Car involved in bank robbery-hostage taking found

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police in the Northern California city of Stockton have located a vehicle that was involved in a bank robbery and running gun battle that ended with the death of a hostage.

Investigators released on Friday surveillance video of a dark-colored sedan that was used to drop off three armed men at the bank two days earlier.

Officer Joe Silva, a police spokesman, said shortly after the video came out a tip led officers to the abandoned car.

Police are looking for the driver of the sedan.

Two of the three robbers were killed; the surviving suspect used the hostage as a human shield during a furious gunfight with police.

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