3 indicted in fake-bomb bank heist at LA-area Bank of America

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A federal grand jury has indicted three Los Angeles men in connection with a bank robbery in Huntington Park last year that involved a fake bomb. 

Ray Vega, Bryan Perez, and Richard Menchaca are the three men included in the indictment.  Vega allegedly orchestrated the heist, which took place at a Bank of America. He allegedly strapped an explosive device on his girlfriend — who worked at the bank as assistant manager — and allegedly demanded she turn over the bank's cash.

A bomb squad later determined the device was bogus. 

Authorities haven't yet determined — or haven't yet disclosed — whether they believe Vega's girlfriend was a victim or accomplice in the heist, though FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said they may name additional accomplices.

"We do believe that that there may be additional members of the group that participated in the robbery or the planning, or who may have information about where the stolen money might be," she said. "A large amount of money was stolen. That money has not been recovered. "

Eimiller would not say to what extent Vega's girlfriend was involved in the alleged crime, or if she would be charged. 

Bank of America is offering a  $10,000 reward of up to for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any additional suspects. 

With contributions from Eric Zassenhaus and The Associated Press

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