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Umpqua Bank robbed, suspect sought

A man suspected of robbing a Cameron Park bank April 18 afternoon remains on the run, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

Shortly before 12:50 p.m., the Umpqua Bank at 4080 Plaza Goldorado Circle was held up by a white adult male, believed to be in his mid-50s or early-60s.

According to the bank’s teller, the suspect entered the bank, told her, “You’re being robbed” and passed her a note, Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz said.

The suspect then reportedly flashed the teller a black semi-automatic handgun.

The teller followed the suspect’s orders and handed over the money. The suspect walked out of the bank, through the parking lot and into a nearby wooded area.

No employees or customers were injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described by authorities as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 175 pounds with gray hair and crooked teeth.

He was said to be wearing large tinted sunglasses, a white short sleeved shirt with blue bands on the sleeves, khaki pants and a navy blue baseball cap with red writing on it.

As of press time, authorities do not believe a vehicle was involved with the robbery.

Scanner traffic indicated an employee of a nearby liquor store made a large deposit at the bank moments before the robbery. It was speculated that the suspect followed the employee to the bank.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene, according to scanner traffic. Authorities were also on hand at nearby apartment complexes with photos of the suspect.

Individuals with information on the suspect are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (530) 621-6600.

jratajczak@mtdemocrat.net

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