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Police search for bank robber

TRUCKEE – Police are searching for a man who robbed Plumas Bank in Truckee at gunpoint Thursday evening for in undisclosed amount of money, according to the Truckee Police Department.

Officers learned about robbery, which occurred sometime around 4 p.m., after a teller at the Donner Pass Road bank sounded the silent panic alarm. No one was physically harmed in the robbery.

A sign outside of the bank read, “We will be closed the rest of the day,” and then on a separate piece of paper, “We were just robbed.”

The suspect reportedly robbed the bank with a silver gun and escaped on foot, Truckee police officer Jason Litchie said.

Officers from Truckee police, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol scoured the area in search of the suspect. A CHP helicopter was on the scene to search the area 10 minutes after the robbery was reported.

Police describe the suspect as a skinny male, with light eyes and dirty blonde or brown “very short” hair, wearing a black leather jacket, a light blue button-up denim shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

No one in the businesses adjacent to Plumas Bank knew about the robbery until after the suspect fled.

“We didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. We just heard about it after,” said Scott Decker, an employee at Nik-n-Willies Pizza.

Employees of Plumas Bank said they could not speak to the Sierra Sun about the incident until they received approval from their headquarters.

Those with information on the robbery are asked to contact Truckee police at 550-2323.

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