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Police looking for possible bank robber

Provided to the TribuneA photo of the suspect taken by security cameras.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Police are looking for a man involved in a Monday morning robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside of the Raley’s Supermarket near Stateline.

Dispatchers were alerted to several robbery alarms at the bank at about 11:25 a.m. A man walked up to the counter and demanded money, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Department spokesman David Stevenson.

A teller put bundles of cash on the counter. The man grabbed an undisclosed amount and left the store, Stevenson said. A pile of cash remained on the counter as investigators inspected the scene for clues. One investigator dusted the counter for fingerprints.

The bank remained closed as of 12:30 p.m. Employees of the bank were unable to say when they would open.

The man is described as a white, 50 to 60 year old with a thin build wearing a light brown jacket with a zipper in front, reading glasses and khaki pants. He is about 6 feet tall and reportedly wearing a reddish shirt and a striped golf hat, according to police scanner traffic.

He was last seen near Blue Dog’s Pizza, running east towards Heavenly Village Way.

Anyone with information or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Det. Pierre Herring at the South Lake Tahoe Police Department or, to remain anonymous, contact South Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530.541.6800.

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