Bank robbery suspect remains at large | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Bank robbery suspect remains at large

William Ferchland

Authorities remain on the lookout for man who robbed El Dorado Savings Bank on Monday before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money on a red mountain bike.

The man was wearing a dark-colored Motley Crüe hooded sweatshirt with a gray pentagram and light blue shorts that rested above his knees, a South Lake Tahoe Police officer said.

No weapon was seen, but a note was used to get the money at the bank along Emerald Bay Road, according to police detective Bryan Kulhmann. The robbery happened at 4:52 p.m.

The man had the hood over his head when he approached the teller. He was also wearing short white socks with tan boots. A dark-colored backpack completed his ensemble, Kulhmann said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shannon Norrgard at (530) 542-6138.

In other news:

Prosecutors are waiting for a medical report to be completed regarding a man of East Indian descent who was reportedly attacked by a South Lake Tahoe couple because of his race.

Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe said more charges could be pending against Joseph and Georgia Silva, who allegedly attacked the 37-year-old man, who is an American citizen and lives in the Bay Area. The incident happened July 14 at El Dorado Beach.

The couple were cited on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and committing a hate crime. They could not be reached for comment.

But authorities learned the man’s injuries could be worse than previously thought, Uthe said. Along with a felony charge against the Silvas of using force or threats to interfere with a person’s civil rights, which basically relates to a hate crime, Joseph Silva was charged with aggravated assault, Uthe said.

An Aug. 22 arraignment date for the Silvas is scheduled in El Dorado County Superior Court.

— Roughly $3,000 of property was reportedly stolen from a car along Muskwaki Drive in Tahoe Paradise, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy reported.

A purse and camera bag were noticed in a ditch by the owner who discovered a Cannon camera, four camera lenses, $100 in cash and a computer bag with 10 programing compact discs were missing, the deputy stated.

The theft was reported Sunday.

— A man who reportedly had a seizure a half mile into the Horsetail Falls trail July 20 was rescued by the El Dorado County sheriff’s search-and-rescue team, a deputy reported.

The man was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital.


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