Gunman robs North Lake Tahoe bank |

Gunman robs North Lake Tahoe bank

Kevin MacMillan
This surveillance image shows the suspect who robbed the Bank of the West branch in Kings Beach on Friday.
Courtesy PCSO |

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — An armed man robbed a North Lake Tahoe bank on Friday morning, an official said.

The man — described as “older” and wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, gray sweater and black jeans — robbed the Bank of the West branch at 200 Bear St. in Kings Beach at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, said Placer County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Alfredo Guitron.

The man handed a teller a note and had a “black handgun,” Guitron said, and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt in the incident.

Officials are unsure if the man fled on foot or in a vehicle.

Guitron said the department is investigating if Friday’s incident is connected to the Wednesday robbery at El Dorado Savings Bank in South Lake Tahoe.

According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, that robbery took place about 9:39 a.m. when a man entered the bank and gave a teller a note that demanded cash. The man said he had a gun, but no gun was seen. He left the location with an unknown amount of cash.

Anyone with information regarding the Kings Beach incident should call PCSO Det. Sage Bourassa at 530-581-6322.

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