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Teams go into bomb-filled house for dangerous cleanup

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ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - Investigators are taking the next step in clearing dangerous explosives from an Escondido home.

Fearing an explosion around every corner, a bomb squad went through George Jakubec's house Wednesday. Room by room, more evidence was uncovered.

"We found what's believed to be more HMDT. We found some more detonators. There were some additional improvised grenades inside there, some shrapnel. This is still dangerous," Assistant Sheriff Ed Prendergast said.

There were more signs of what authorities call a bomb factory. It's the first time anyone's been in the house since Sunday, when the sheriffs department deemed it too unsafe to enter.

"The house is basically a mess. There's items everywhere, there's clutter everywhere," Prendergast said.

But after speaking with federal, state, and local bomb experts, authorities finally developed a plan, and had medical help waiting outside just in case.

"There's still potential for things to go bad in there," Prendergast said.

Also inside the Escondido home, three computers were confiscated and are now being analyzed. Authorities are hoping they will help answer the one question we all have.

"What was his plan to do with all that stuff, and I'm glad he got stopped," neighbor Lauranell Latulippe said.

Latulippe lives next door with her 4 kids. They'll truly be thankful when authorities say Jakobec's home is safe.

"We're going to be here for a while," Prendergast said.

The sheriff's department says they still have a lot of drawers and cupboards to go through, but have already found some interesting things inside Jakubec's home.

"We found items and weapons consistent with someone who might be doing a series of robberies," Prendergast said.

Authorities believe they can already connect Jakobec to a Bank Of America robbery in Sorrento Valley in June and a Bank of America robbery in Carmel Mountain in July. Sources tell News 8 they are also looking at some other bank robberies across the county. Jakobec is now their prime suspect.

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