UPDATE: Authorities respond to report of bank robbery at Bank of the West in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

UPDATE: Authorities respond to report of bank robbery at Bank of the West in Grass Valley

Authorities responded Monday afternoon to reports of a bank robbery at Bank of the West.

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.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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