BREAKING: Another bank heist in Mammoth; this time at B of A branch
UPDATED 2:45 p.m. MONDAY — Mammoth Lakes police confirmed a bank robbery at the Bank of America Branch in Mammoth late Monday morning, Aug. 26.
Police described the suspect, a Caucasian male, about 30 years old, with numerous tattoos on both arms and hands and his neck.
He is still at large after fleeing the scene southbound on Laurel Mountain Road on foot or possibly on a bicycle.
The suspect's clothes worn during the robbery were recovered in the Shady Rest tract of forested land behind Center Street, police said.
According to police news release, at the time of the robbery, the suspect displayed a note declaring a robbery and demanding money. The note also indicated that the suspect had a gun, although no weapons were seen, police said in the release.
"The suspect obtained a yet to be disclosed amount of cash," according to the news release. "There were no injuries reported."
A local man, Tony Guerriero, said he had been in the bank at about 11 a.m. and that the man who robbed the bank was ahead of him in line.
He said he did not know that a robbery had occurred until the man had already left the bank and he saw bank employees putting white plastic over the station where the suspect had been.
"They told us all transactions would have to be stopped," he said.
It was the second time in August that a Mammoth Lakes bank has been robbed during daylight hours.
On Friday, Aug. 2, a bank robber hit the Union Bank branch on Old Mammoth Road. He fled the scene as the bank employees triggered the silent alarm.
Police have made no arrests in that case.
Police asked if anyone has information related to the Monday, Aug. 26 case, contact Detective Doug Hornbeck, or Sgt. Marc Moscowitz at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at 760-934-2011.