Updated, Aug. 3: According to Mammoth Lakes Police Chief, Dan Watson, the loss from the bank is approximately $1,400. The investigation is continuing.
On Friday, Aug. 2 just before 2:47 p.m., a man walked into Union Bank. He approached one of the tellers and handed her a note, which read, “Robbery” in both English and Spanish. The word was underlined.
He did not have a weapon visible.
The female teller handed the man money, which he put in a leather satchel he had placed on the counter.
As the suspect walked toward the exit door, the teller activated the silent alarm.
The teller then turned around to her manager and notified her that the bank had just been robbed.
Bank employees locked the doors, per protocol. The MLPD arrived within three minutes and checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Suspect Description: Male, white, between 55-60 years, 5-9, slender build, white hair covered with a light green baseball cap, checkered white, red, and green long sleeve shirt. The suspect was clean shaven. No vehicle or weapon was seen.
Mammoth Lakes Police Officer Doug Hornbeck said they do not yet know how much money the man got away with.
MLPD is asking for the public’s assistance. If you see the man, pictured here, call the MLPD at 760.934.2011, the Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760.932.7549, ext. 7, or email Hornbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not try to approach him, as he may be dangerous.
Union Bank planned to reopen on Friday, but was still closed as of 4 p.m.