LOS ANGELES - At least two suspects in the robbery of a Riverside County credit union branch were arrested today during an unusual vehicle-to- vehicle search on the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles, where authorities halted traffic in response to a tracking device that was apparently hidden in money taken during the heist.

The robbery occurred at 9:20 a.m. at an Altura Credit Union branch at Day Street and Canyon Springs Parkway in Moreno Valley, according to Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Albert Martinez.

Martinez said authorities were able to follow the suspects thanks to a tracking device that wound up in their vehicle.

Shortly before 1 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers stopped traffic on the northbound 110 Freeway at Manchester Avenue, and CHP officers and sheriff's deputies -- some with firearms drawn -- methodically approached the stopped vehicles, apparently looking for the source of the radio signal.

About 1:15 p.m., law enforcement personnel zeroed in on a stopped vehicle and arrested its occupants. Traffic was allowed to continue a short time later.


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