Bank robbery: Police looking for suspect who allegedly hit South Tahoe bank |

Bank robbery: Police looking for suspect who allegedly hit South Tahoe bank

Courtesy PhotoSurveillance footage shows the suspect in a Wednesday robbery of the Wells Fargo inside the Raley's Supermarket.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Police are looking for a man who robbed the Wells Fargo bank inside of the Raley’s Supermarket at the and#8220;Yand#8221; on Wednesday.

About 11:20 a.m., the man, who police described as being in his 40’s or 50’s, handed a bank teller a note demanding cash, said Detective Jeff Roberson at the scene.

The teller complied and the man fled on foot.

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, Roberson said.

and#8220;He was in and out of here pretty quick,and#8221; Roberson said.

A weapon was not used in the robbery.

Police tape surrounded the teller stations and employees at the store were redirecting customers after the robbery. Automatic teller machines at the bank were still available to customers around noon.

The man is almost 6 feet tall, with beard stubble and a full mustache, according to police. He was wearing a cream-colored ski parka, with the hood drawn around his face at the time of the robbery, Roberson said. He also had on black pants and white shoes.

Surveillance footage was taken of the incident and will be released as soon as appropriate, Roberson said.

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