A bank robber waves around a gun at Umpqua Bank in Cameron Park last week. Authorities think the same man robbed the same bank earlier this year.

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Cameron Park bank robbed; suspect sought

By November 8, 2011

CAMERON PARK — Authorities have turned to the public for help in apprehending the suspect in possibly two Cameron Park bank robberies.

The Umpqua bank at 4011 Plaza Goldorado was robbed at gunpoint at 9:43 a.m. on Nov. 7. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz confirmed for Mother Lode News that investigators are currently working under the belief that the man who commited this crime robbed the same bank in April.

In both robberies, the suspect, armed with a handgun, approached tellers with a written sign demanding money. The suspect also wore similar articles of clothing in both cases, including large sunglasses and a baseball cap.

Golmitz said the Sheriff’s Department is currently working with the FBI to identify the suspected bank robber.

Last week, when told that the teller had no more money, the suspect reportedly pulled out a handgun and began waving it around, demanding more money from adjacent tellers. He left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No bank employees were injured during the robbery.

Golmitz said the suspect is described as a slender 6-foot-tall white adult male, possibly in his 50s, clean shaven with pock-marked skin.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing sunglasses, a dark colored jacket, pants and a dark colored baseball cap with a star on its front.

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

Jim Ratajczak

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