Bank of the West robbed |

Bank of the West robbed

The Bank of the West branch on Brunswick Road was robbed just before noon Tuesday, possibly by the same man who hit the Taylorville Road branch in late December.

The man held up the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks. He was carrying a manila envelope, in which he placed the cash before leaving on foot.

He did not display a weapon or make any threats and no one was injured, Marks said.

The bank robber was described as a white man between 35 and 45 years old, about 5-foot-8 and with a stocky build. He was wearing a grey knit cap and a grey-lined three-quarter-length jacket, a black shirt, black pants and black work or hiking boots. He also wore sunglasses and gloves and was described as having a two- or three-day-old goatee.

The dsecription of Tuesday’s suspect is nearly identical to that of the robber in the Dec. 22 robbery. The suspect robbed the Bank of the West on Taylorville Road just after noon. He was described as a white man of similar age, height and weight, with light brown hair and a reddish-brown goatee. He was dressed in baggy brown trousers, tan shirt, tan waist-length jacket, green scarf and light tan fedora-style hat.

For more on the story, read Wednesday’s edition of The Union.

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