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Woman robbed by people pretending to be good Samaritans outside Gardena bank

NBC Los Angeles

Juana Gutiérrez said she was robbed by a couple of people pretending to be good Samaritans outside a Gardena bank.

A Southern California woman said she was robbed of thousands of dollars outside a Gardena bank, pleading for help from both authorities and the community.

Juana Gutiérrez said the robbery occurred on the morning of Feb. 10 at a Wells Fargo bank branch on Redondo Beach Boulevard in Gardena. She went to the bank to cash a $5,000 check and placed the cash in an envelope in her minivan's compartment. As she was about to leave, she was approached by an individual who told her she had a flat tire.  

Despite initially rejecting help, Gutiérrez found herself unable to drive due to a metal object lodged in the tire, forcing her to return to the bank parking lot.


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