Deputies search for robbery suspect |

Deputies search for robbery suspect

Staff reports

Douglas County sheriff’s officers were searching late Tuesday afternoon for a man dressed in blue following a bank robbery at the Bank of America, 276 Kingsbury Square, Stateline.

There were no injuries and authorities would not say how much money was taken.

The white male suspect was described as 35-38 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, medium build with shoulder-length brown hair under a blue baseball hat. He was wearing blue slacks and a blue dress jacket, and walked into the bank about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said.

The suspect was described as having a very unusual-looking nose and witnesses said it was covered with a blue Band-Aid.

According to DCSO Sgt. Lance Modispacher, the man indicated in a note he passed to the teller that he had a weapon, but one was not seen by witnesses. He left on foot, running east from the bank.

Paramedics were called to the scene to assist a teller, who is pregnant and apparently passed out during the robbery.

A spokesperson for the bank who answered the phone about 45 minutes after the robbery said the bank was not releasing a statement.

Modispacher would not say how much money was taken.

The sheriff’s office and the FBI are investigating the robbery using videotape and witness statements.

During the search for the robber, a resident flagged down police to report a bear in a tree between residences on Meadow and Juniper streets, south of Charles Street. The Nevada Division of Wildlife was called to trap the bear.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect is asked to call the DCSO at 586-7250 in Stateline or 782-9905 in the Carson Valley.