"Spider-Man" Snatches $6,000 in Cash on Hollywood Boulevard

A man in a Spider-Man costume snatches a paper bag filled with $6,000 in cash from employee of Starlines Tour Bus company

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    Police were detaining actors dressed as superheroes on Hollywood Boulevard Friday after a man dressed as "Spider-Man" stole a bag of cash from a tour bus company employee. Jane Yamamote reports from Hollywood for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

    There’s a rogue superhero on the loose in Hollywood.

    Police are on the hunt for Spider-Man after the masked web-slinger snatched a paper bag filled with $6,000 in cash and credit card information from an employee of the Starlines Tour Bus company.

    It happened Friday morning as the worker was leaving the firm’s Hollywood Boulevard headquarters, said Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Rich Galbaldon, a watch commander at the Hollywood Division.

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    Police checked various Spider-Man characters on Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, April 26, 2013, in a hunt to find the Spider-Man who stole a bag full of $6,000.

    Hoping their web-head didn’t make it too far, police have been rounding up other Spidey impersonators who were seen milling about in the area, which sits near the TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's, a tourist mecca.

    So far, no arrests have been made.

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    Other local superheroes -- among them Superman, Batman and Catwoman -- have said they would help the police in the search for the masked felon around the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Starline Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing tour company in Los Angeles, according to its website. It offers tours of Hollywood, the city of LA, and tours of celebrity homes.

    This isn't the only shady Spidey to act out on Hollywood Boulevard.

    In 2009, a Spider-Man impersonator hit a man in the face and arms.

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