Bank robbery third one in six months: Suspect described as thin, with bloodshot eyes and booze on his breath |

Bank robbery third one in six months: Suspect described as thin, with bloodshot eyes and booze on his breath

South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Johnny Poland, left, and Donna Kingman view a photograph of bank robbery suspect Monday afternoon. / Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune

A man described as being thinly built, with bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath robbed El Dorado Savings Bank on Emerald Bay Road on Monday, making it the third bank robbery at South Shore in six months.

The suspect in Monday’s heist is described as a thin white male around 5 feet 6 inches tall. He presented a note to the teller, who gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police were unsure whether a weapon was used or if the man said he had a weapon.

Police continued searching for the man late Monday. Additional witnesses described the man as white wearing a black Skoal ball cap, and dark sweatshirt, heading toward the “Y.”

Reports from witnesses interviewed and described on the police scanner said the man reeked of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, is about 40, that his sweatshirt may have had a hood on it, and that he had stubble on his chin.

Last September, El Dorado Savings on Al Tahoe Boulevard was robbed, and in February a man with rotting teeth demanded cash at their branch at Bijou Center.

Bank customers were turned away Monday following the robbery, rerouted to other El Dorado Savings banks.

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