Man, woman arrested after armed robbery of Lake Tahoe 7-Eleven |

Man, woman arrested after armed robbery of Lake Tahoe 7-Eleven

Bryan James Shuey and Anna Kimberly Kozel-Vanotti.
Courtesy Placer County Jail |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Two people were arrested this week on suspicion of multiple felony charges after authorities say they conspired to rob the Dollar Hill 7-Eleven store at gunpoint.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Bryan James Shuey, 24, and Anna Kimberly Kozel-Vanotti, 19, Tuesday night, July 19, during a high-risk traffic stop on Highway 28 in Carnelian Bay.

According to a statement from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Shuey — who was wearing a face mask, hood and gloves — entered the 7-Eleven store at 3210 North Lake Blvd., just west of Tahoe City, at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He displayed a black handgun to the clerk and demanded cash.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, Shuey walked out to a brown Toyota Rav4, with a getaway driver (Kozel-Vanotti) inside, and they headed westbound toward Tahoe City, according to PCSO.

No one was hurt in the incident.

After the robbery, PCSO detectives from the North Tahoe station canvassed areas near Tahoe City and located a match to the vehicle, leading to the traffic stop in Carnelian Bay.

“A search warrant was served at a condo complex near the site of the robbery and yielded physical evidence and firearms linking the suspects to the crime,” according to a PCSO statement.

Both were booked in Placer County Jail in Auburn at about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 20. Both face charges of felony robbery and felony conspiracy, as well as a misdemeanor charge each of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Additionally, Shuey had a traffic warrant from Inyo County. His bail is set at $60,000, with Kozel-Vanotti’s at $50,000.

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