From the Los Angles Times of July 26, 2008
Man shot with own gun while trying to rob Van Nuys bank, police say
A would-be bank robber was shot with his own gun this afternoon during a botched heist attempt in Van Nuys, police said.
The gun-toting man walked into a branch of Wells Fargo bank in the 6800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. and tried to pull off a one-man caper, said Officer Kate Lopez, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
A security guard confronted the man and "a struggle ensued," Lopez said. The robber, whose identity has not been released, was shot as the two wrestled for control of the weapon.
No other details of the altercation were available and no bank patrons or employees were injured.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital and his condition is not known. The guard suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.