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Man sought in Monday bank robbery in Placer County

Surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank in Meadow Vista.
Surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank in Meadow Vista. Placer County Sheriff’s Office

Placer County sheriff’s officials seek the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank Monday in Meadow Vista.

The robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on Placer Hills Road. Bank employees said the man entered the bank just before closing time, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. He reportedly brandished a gun and ordered the employees to give him money, then left the area in an unknown direction.

Sheriff’s officials said the age and race of the suspect, shown in surveillance photos, are not known because he wore sunglasses and a black mask that covered his face. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark-colored, athletic-type jacket with white stripes down the arms, dark athletic-type pants and black boots.

Anyone who may have been in the Meadow Vista area about 6 p.m. Monday and who may have noticed anything suspicious is asked to call Detective Ross Byers at (530) 889-7815. Those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest, should contact Placer County Crime Stoppers at (800) 923-8191, or go to www.placercrimestoppers.com.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

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