Season Episode 15
On May 9, 1980 four men and one teenager robbed Security Pacific bank in Norco California. Norco, located in Riverside County was a sleepy little town of just over 19,000 people at the time. More known for their cow farms and horse ranches then for its crime statistics. Norco on that day would become the stage for one of the most epic rolling gun battles for its time.
Listen to Deputy Rolf Parkes tell the story of the epic gun battle that followed
By its conclusion 2 of the robbers were dead, 32 police units were destroyed or damaged by gunfire, one police helicopter was shot out of the air, eight officers were shot and injured and one sheriffs deputy was killed.
If you would like to meet the author of the book Norco 80 these are the following locations he will be at speaking about it. Also, on some of these dates Deputy Rolf Parkes will be joining him.
6/3/19 6:00pm: Reading at Norco Public Library, 3240 Hamner Ave Suite 101B, Norco, CA 92860 (with Deputy Rolf Parkes)
6/5/19 7:00pm: Reading at Pages: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
6/6/19 7:00pm: Reading at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101 (with Deputy Rolf Parkes)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NORCO BANK ROBBERY AND THE GUN BATTLE THAT FOLLOWED