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Man sought in El Dorado County bank robbery

A surveillance photo shows a man sought in connection with the robbery of the El Dorado Savings Bank in Diamond Springs.
A surveillance photo shows a man sought in connection with the robbery of the El Dorado Savings Bank in Diamond Springs. Surveillance photo provided by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials seek to identify a man who robbed the El Dorado Savings Bank in Diamond Springs Friday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the bank on Pleasant Valley Road about 6 p.m. Friday. The robber reportedly had left on foot and was last seen running east on Pleasant Valley Road, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The robbery occurred at closing time, when employees were locking the doors. A man, with his face covered, entered the bank, walked up to a teller and demanded money, stating that he had a gun. After a brief argument, the robber went behind the counter, took money from one of the teller stations and fled. No one was hurt and no gun was seen, sheriff’s officials said.

The man was described as 25 to 28 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He had light brown/blond, curly hair. He was wearing a gray or blue knitted hat and scarf; a dark-colored, heavy, winter jacket with white piping around the shoulders and waist area; blue jeans; and black tennis shoes with white writing on the sides. The man also had a mole on his right cheek under his right eye, and reportedly had difficulty pronouncing the “s” sound when speaking.

Deputies, assisted by a CHP helicopter, canvassed the area and surrounding businesses but were unable to locate the man.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 530-621-4703.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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