Would-be bank robbing bicyclist eludes capture in South Lake Tahoe
July 25, 2013
South Lake Tahoe Police are 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 p.m. The suspect appears to be an elderly white male adult, possibly in his 70s, approximately 5-feet, 9-inches 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.