Robber still on the loose |

Robber still on the loose

Katherine Morris

Truckee Police detectives have come up empty-handed in their search for a bank robber, who made off with more than $4,000 from US Bank of Donner Pass Road two weeks ago.

“These can be incredibly tough cases to solve, especially since the suspect could have been anyone, just passing through town,” said Truckee Police Detective Dan Johnston.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Johnston said he had received no new leads and was still awaiting information from the FBI’s investigation.

“We’ve sent out a photo of the suspect that we got off a security camera to all banks, but we’ve yet to hear anything,” Johnston said.

The incident occurred on July 25 around 4:22 p.m., when the robber handed one of the tellers a note demanding money and lifted his shirt to reveal a semi-automatic pistol tucked into his waistband, according to the police report.

After the teller complied with his demands, the robber fled the bank approximately $4,000 dollars.

An initial investigation shows that the robber may have parked his vehicle on the west side of the bank and witnesses say the suspect drove off at a high rate of speed heading westbound on Donner Pass Road toward Safeway.

Officers arrived on the scene within minutes of the call, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

The robber is described as a white male, 25-30 years of age, with a slim build and short brown to light brown hair, possibly a buzz cut. At the time of the incident, he was seen wearing loose fitting light blue jeans, a white button down long sleeve shirt with a Polo logo on the pocket, white tennis shoes with possible blue uppers, a tan/khaki fishing hat and black, thick frame, modern sunglasses.

The get-away vehicle appears to be a newer dark green or forest green Subaru with the circle and stars Subaru emblem on the trunk above white license plates.

Johnston said the robber appears to have acted alone.

If you have any information on the incident, contact Det. Dan Johnston at 550-2333.

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