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"Headquarters, we've got a 211 (Robbery) reported currently going on inside the City National Bank in Downtown Los Angeles. Number of suspects are currently identified as two, possibly three males. Reinforcements are heavily required as suspects appear to be armed and willing to use their weapons."

"Copy that. A Code 11 is in progress. SWAT Units are on their way."

"Street, Boxer, gather everyone and suit up. We've got a last minute job to do Downtown."

"We just finished for the day. Can't Howard's team take it?"

"This ain't his team, is it? Now stop complaining Boxer, and be ready and outside within five."

"----I wonder what fuck ups decided to ruin the day now."

"Hehe. Let's just hope it goes quick and smoothly."


Shit, shit, shit!!!

The phone fumbled in shaking fingers as the owner frantically attempted to dial the buttons. I can't fucking believe this is happening. Of all days, it has to be today!

BEEP—---BEEP—---

Pick up the fucking phone!

Abruptly, the overwhelming chaos of screams and frantic bodies became drowned by the shots ringing through the whole building. Debris of the ceiling fell in amongst the panicking crowd. The few individuals who'd managed to make it to the main doors desperately attempted to escape towards freedom.

Nothing budged.

The alarm had automatically sealed the doors shut, leaving the innocent customers and staff prisoners of the robbers.

Pick up, pick up, pick up...

THIS IS JIM STREET---

"J, It's Trina, somethi—"

---SORRY I CAN'T REACH YOU RIGHT NOW, SO LEAVE---

"Sonavabitch!"

Redial. He'll pick up. Come on, come on

BEEP-----BEEP----BEEP---

COME ON, PICK UP THE FUCKING PHONE!!!

*Click*

Frozen in mid-rant, the caller's attention was suddenly forced on the gun pressed to the back of her head. She sighed inaudibly in frustration and fear whilst still frozen in a crouched position, waiting for the robber's next move.

---THIS IS JIM STRE—

"Hang up the phone, now"


"What the hell is that? Anybody got a phone on them?"

"Yeah, it's mine Serge. Sorry… I must have forgotten to put it back out of my bag before leaving."

"Turn it off, we don't need any distractions in there at all… Now, listen up. We got a 211 (robbery) in the City National Bank. We don't know how many hostages there are yet, but there appears to be around three robbers in there, maybe more. So we've got to be careful. The game-plan will be established on location."

"Any other squads coming?

"We're it for the moment. Let's just hope there won't be any need for more backup."