STOCKTON, Calif. - A Stockton man who was in a Bank of the West when it was robbed three weeks ago, setting up a deadly gun battle, offers an inside look at how the robbery unfolded.
The man isn't revealing his last name but Mike said he was leaving the bank as the robbers arrived.
"The youngest stepped in front of the guard and put a gun under my chin and said, 'we're robbing the bank, don't be a hero, the money isn't yours,'" Mike said, who was pushed back into the bank by the suspects.
"They pushed us over, laid face down, they said 'don't look, look away, look into the carpet,'" he said.
Mike recalled there was a great deal of confusion in the bank when the robbers demanded a key to unlock secure areas. Employees weren't certain which of them had the key the robbers were demanding.