January 27, 2017 – The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a white Toyota pick-up truck seen in video surveillance footage near the Tri-Counties Bank at the time of the bank robbery yesterday (10:03 a.m.) Additional video footage and evidence collected leads Sheriff’s Investigators to believe this truck was likely used by the suspect to flee from the scene.
The truck is further described as a late 90’s to early 2000’s white Toyota Tacoma pick-up with an extended cab and white camper shell. The camper shell has two distinct elongated windows on both its sides. The truck also appears to have black rims and possibly oversized tires and maybe slightly lifted. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Magnolia Road past Lake of the Pines immediately after the robbery.
If anyone recognizes the vehicle depicted in the photographs provided they are encouraged to contact the Nevada County sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530)265-7012 or they can submit an online tip at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/_layouts/MNCAssets/ap/crimetip.aspx which is located on the Sheriff’s Office webpage.
On January 26th, 2017 at approx. 10:00am, deputies from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a robbery at the Tri-Counties bank located on Combie Rd. in Southern Nevada County. Employees at the bank reported a single male adult entered the bank wearing a ski mask and a hooded jacket producing a note to the teller demanding money. The subject took money from the bank however, that amount will not be disclosed. No weapon was produced and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Area schools were notified of the incident and asked to “shelter in place” temporarily while the Sheriff’s Office investigated. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the bank and took over the investigation.
After an extensive area check that involved law enforcement officers from local and surrounding agencies, the suspect was not located and remains at large at this time.
If anyone from the public has any information relating to this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530)265-1263.