Bandaged bandit hits Sierra bank |

Bandaged bandit hits Sierra bank

Staff report
At left is a video capture of the man suspected in a June 29 raid on the Kingsbury Grade U.S. Bank. At right, is a capture of the robber in the July 1 El Dorado Hills heist.
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The second instance of a man wearing tape on his face robbing a Sierra bank occurred on Friday afternoon, July 1.

According to the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office, a man wearing bandages and sunglasses robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills at about 3 p.m.

The robber was described as having large build, and wore a sling on his left arm.

Deputies, detectives and a CSI team responded immediately and obtained suspect information during their investigation.

The robber fled the scene via unknown means with an undisclosed amount of cash prior the Sheriff’s Office receiving the call.

No one was injured during the commission of the crime. The suspect claimed to have a gun, however, the presence of a gun cannot be verified.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to contact Detective Simon Brown at 530-642-4707.

Possible suspect sightings should be reported by dialing 911, reference case EG16-5797.

Due to the suspect claiming to have a gun, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The U.S. Bank on Kingsbury Grade was robbed at 3:20 p.m. June 29 by a man in his mid-20s, 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet-tall with blonde hair with tape on his face.

Investigators believe the man used tape as a disguise and to hide hoops in his ears.

Another July 1 robbery in South Lake Tahoe resulted in the arrest of a suspect there.

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