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70 Year Old Bank Robber Uses Bicycle for Get Away

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify a suspect, who attempted to rob the El Dorado Savings Bank located at 3443 Lake Tahoe Blvd, in the Bijou Shopping Center, at about 3:30 this af…ternoon. The suspect appears to be an elderly white male adult, possibly in his 70’s, approximately 5’-9” tall, thin, and clean shaven. The suspect has short hair and wore a baseball cap which was black in the front and white mesh in the back.  The cap has unknown type lettering on the front.  The suspect also wore a black hooded sweat shirt, a dark colored polo style pull-over shirt with thin multi-colored horizontal stripes under this, black shorts, white socks and black shoes. The suspect passed a demand note to a teller and then appeared to change his mind about following through with the robbery. No weapon was ever threatened or displayed.  The suspect left through the front doors and rode a bicycle eastbound, away from the bank.  The bicycle is described as a white or chrome girl’s style frame with a large basket on the front and a black bag affixed to the back.   If you have any information regarding this suspect, please call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 and request to speak with Detective Jeff Roberson. You may also contact the South Lake Tahoe office of the FBI at 530-542-4140. You can also leave an anonymous tip at the Secret Witness hotline at 530-541-6800.
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