Plumas Bank robbed at gunpoint |

Plumas Bank robbed at gunpoint

Renee Shadforth

Police are searching for a man who robbed Plumas Bank in Truckee at gunpoint Thursday evening for in undisclosed amount of money, according to the Truckee Police Department.

Officers learned about robbery, which occurred sometime around 4 p.m., after a teller at the Donner Pass Road bank sounded the silent panic alarm. No one was physically harmed in the robbery.

A sign outside of the bank read “We will be closed the rest of the day,” and then on a separate piece of paper “We were just robbed.”

The suspect reportedly robbed the bank with a silver gun and escaped on foot, Truckee police Officer Jason Litchie said at the scene of the robbery Thursday evening.

Officers from Truckee police, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol scoured the area in search of the suspect. A CHP helicopter was on the scene to search the area 10 minutes after the robbery was reported.

Police describe the suspect as a skinny male, with light eyes and dirty blonde or brown “very short” hair, wearing a black leather jacket, a light blue button-up denim shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

No one in the businesses adjacent to Plumas Bank knew about the robbery until after the suspect fled.

“We didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. We just heard about it after,” said Scott Decker, an employee at Nik-n-Willies Pizza.

Employees of Plumas Bank could not speak to the Sierra Sun about the incident until they receive approval from their headquarters.

If people see the suspect, or think they know the suspect, do not approach or try to detain him, and contact the police department immediately at 550-2323.