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Sheriff’s officials seek identity of Georgetown bank robber

Sheriff’s officials say a man suspected of robbing a Georgetown bank was seen driving away in a Dodge Durango similar to the one pictured.
Sheriff’s officials say a man suspected of robbing a Georgetown bank was seen driving away in a Dodge Durango similar to the one pictured. Photo provided by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are working to identify an armed man who robbed a Georgetown bank Monday afternoon.

The robbery occurred at 12:49 p.m. at the El Dorado Savings Bank, at Highway 193 and Church Street. The man was armed with a pistol during the robbery and was seen leaving the area in a red Dodge Durango, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. No one was injured in the robbery.

Sheriff’s officials said the Durango was likely a 2004 to 2009 model, similar to one shown in a photo released by the department.

Officials also released a surveillance photo of the man, who is described as white, wearing a San Francisco 49ers ball cap, a blue raincoat and blue jeans. The man also wore black sunglasses and a white dust mask over part of his face.

Sheriff’s officials said investigators are trying to determine whether the man is the same person who has been linked to other Northern California bank robberies and dubbed by law enforcement agencies as “The Bad Breath Bandit.” That man is said to be about 6 feet tall, weighing 210 to 260 pounds. He has worn a San Francisco Giants baseball hat, and also has attempted to conceal his identity by wearing a dust mask or medical mask, and sunglasses. He has been linked to robberies in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

Anyone with information regarding the Georgetown robbery is asked to call the sheriff’s dispatch center at 530-621-6600 and refer to case No. EG16-2526.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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