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Suspect sought in Amador County bank robbery

Published: Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 - 6:40 pm

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a bank in Pioneer early Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded a silent hold-up alarm at the American River Bank, 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Road. When deputies arrived, they learned that an armed man had stolen an undisclosed amount of currency and was last seen on foot heading toward Buckhorn Ridge Road.

No one was injured in the robbery.

The man was described as white, about 30 years old, clean shaven, wearing a tan beanie, sunglasses, long-sleeved tan shirt with the letters HAT over the left chest pocket, tan pants and deck shoes.

He reportedly entered the bank armed with what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol

Deputies searched the region with the assistance of a sheriff’s K9 as well as a California Highway Patrol helicopter. The Reverse 911 notification system also was used to advise residents of the crime and ask for their assistance.

Officials said sheriff’s deputies are working with bank personnel to acquire surveillance footage.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 223-6500, or Amador County Secret Witness at (209) 223-4900.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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