Bank robbery unsuccessful |

Bank robbery unsuccessful

A man described as skinny with rotting teeth and bad skin attempted to rob El Dorado Savings Bank in Bijou Center Friday around 4:35 p.m.

Wearing black ski pants, a grey knit hat and dark sunglasses, the white male threatened to use a weapon but was unsuccessful at procuring any cash, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

A customer who found the entrance locked Friday chuckled at a sign that read “Closed due to attempted robbery” and said this is the fifth time the bank has been robbed.

While the Tahoe Daily Tribune has reported on past robberies at that location, it could not be confirmed with bank management exactly how many have occurred.

Officer Mike Dente said the suspect was in his thirties and around 5 feet, 8 inches tall. His hair and eye color could not be determined.

Dente said if you find yourself witnessing a bank robbery, the best thing to do is be cooperative.

“It’s not worth someone’s health or life over a few dollars,” he said.

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