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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Wow, that's sad.

    They said they are looking for 2 suspects, but the high speed chase ended by Frederika. So were there more suspects than the ones that were in the car that ended by Frederika? A little confused by that.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    I work with one of those officers on an occasional basis, and I just heard they had the crash ended about a mile from my in-laws house, which would be consistent with that article.

    Crazy. Second bout of gun violence we've had in Northeast Iowa in the past month. Just a sad deal, and I really hope all those guys pull through.


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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    When I was a kid I witnessed a high speed chase that ended in a shootout in my street. I pulled into my driveway on my moped (yes, I had a moped, go ahead and make fun) and heard a roar coming down the street. Turned around and saw a car fly past, must have been going about 100mph. Two cop cars were directly behind. Me being young and stupid, rather than stay out of the way, I decided I was going to follow (because you know my moped capped at 30mph could keep up with this chase for sure.) Well there was kind of a nasty curve and the perp lost it and flipped his car several times. As I pulled up I heard a couple of pops, then I saw a state trooper fire two shots from his rifle. The perp threw his gun in the air and gave up. He had robbed the former Perpetual Savings Bank near Westdale Mall in CR.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Wow, that's sad.

    They said they are looking for 2 suspects, but the high speed chase ended by Frederika. So were there more suspects than the ones that were in the car that ended by Frederika? A little confused by that.
    It sounds like the suspects fled into a wooded area after they crashed and have not been apprehended yet, law enforcement is searching the woods for them. Heard the suspects likely have automatic weapons.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Here's a map of the area:
    Frederika, IA - Google Maps

    There's a quarry along 290th St, that I think they got out of the car at. They're likely in the wooded area along the Wapsi River. That wooded area is a nasty, tangled up swamp.


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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    yikes...I didnt think my area of NEIA would have this much action this century let alone this month. Usually just drug busts around here! haha



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Crime wave! The Frederika bank was robbed last week...

    Waterloo man arrested in Frederika bank robbery case


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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    It sounds like the suspects fled into a wooded area after they crashed and have not been apprehended yet, law enforcement is searching the woods for them. Heard the suspects likely have automatic weapons.
    Seems unlikely; semi-auto, probably. My guess is that someone frightened by mention of a black gun and therefore, it has to be automatic.

    Regardless, hope they catch the perps soon with no further damage done.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    Seems unlikely; semi-auto, probably. My guess is that someone frightened by mention of a black gun and therefore, it has to be automatic.

    Regardless, hope they catch the perps soon with no further damage done.
    I could be displaying some colossal ignorance here, but I thought you could modify semi-automatic weapons to make them automatic.


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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Here's a map of the area:
    Frederika, IA - Google Maps

    There's a quarry along 290th St, that I think they got out of the car at. They're likely in the wooded area along the Wapsi River. That wooded area is a nasty, tangled up swamp.
    Yeah I know the quarry you are talking about. And yes, the Wapsie is disgusting. Floated that river once with some friends, I won't make that mistake again.

    Hope your police buddy and all involved are ok.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    I spent a lot of time in that area when I was younger. Use to fish/duck hunt the Wapsie/Sweet Marsh. My granparents use to own the land where the big curve is going north from Tripoli to Sumner. I can't believe anything bad would ever happen in Frederika.


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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    I spent a lot of time in that area when I was younger. Use to fish the Wapsie/Sweet Marsh for duck hunting and fishing. My granparents own the land where the big curve is going north from Tripoli to Sumner. I can't believe anything bad would ever happen in Frederika.
    I grew up in NEIA, seems to be more crime up there recently.



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Yikes, lots of friends (many with family farms) up in that area, hope they are all safe right now.

    Al_4_State, when and where was the other incident you mentioned?



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    Re: Breaking news: Three officers shot pursuing bank robbery suspects near Maynard, I

    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    Seems unlikely; semi-auto, probably. My guess is that someone frightened by mention of a black gun and therefore, it has to be automatic.

    Regardless, hope they catch the perps soon with no further damage done.
    Somebody stopped in our office today and said they heard AK-47's being mentioned.. Could be just a rumor though, I won't be able to confirm until I can start my vigilante manhunt after work.



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