Second bank robbery in three days at Tahoe’s South Shore |

Second bank robbery in three days at Tahoe’s South Shore

Staff report
A surveillance photo shows a man suspected in a bank robbery Friday afternoon, July 1, in South Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy / South Lake Tahoe Police Department |

South Lake Tahoe police and the FBI are investigating a Friday, July 1, robbery of the El Dorado Savings Bank at 1036 Al Tahoe Blvd.

Around 12:55 p.m. a man walked into the bank and demanded money, according to a press release from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. The man did not display a weapon and fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned white male with short, dark hair and a goatee. He is around 5 feet 10 inches tall, has a medium build and is estimated to be in his late 30s to early 40s. The suspect was wearing a dark visor, sunglasses, a dark-blue, long-sleeved shirt and light-colored pants at the time of the robbery. No associated vehicle was seen after the suspect left the bank.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 530-542-6100 or, to remain anonymous, Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530-541-6800 and reference case number 1606-0056.

The robbery is the second in three days at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. An unidentified man reportedly used a handgun to rob the U.S. Bank on Kingsbury Grade Wednesday afternoon, June 29. South Lake Tahoe police do not believe the robberies are connected at this time.

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