UPDATE: Authorities respond to report of bank robbery at Bank of the West in Grass Valley
February 12, 2018
Grass Valley police are searching for a suspect in the Monday afternoon robbery of the Bank of the West on Brunswick Road.
The suspect — a man 30 to 35 years old with a dark complexion and dark facial hair standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot and weighing between 160 to 170 pounds — stepped inside the bank in the 400 block of Brunswick Road around 2:45 p.m. He then handed an employee a note demanding money, Capt. Steve Johnson said.
"He was provided that money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash," Johnson added. "It's unknown whether he got into a car at this point."
No weapon was shown and there are no injuries, authorities said.
Sheriff Keith Royal said the suspect walked toward Old Tunnel Road.
The suspect wore a blue-hooded rain jacket, light-colored blue jeans and dark shoes. He also had a camouflage beanie cap, Johnson said.
The bank's doors remained locked immediately after the robbery. Signs on the doors referred customers to an Auburn location.
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Anyone with information about the robbery should call 530-477-4600 and ask for the investigation unit.
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