Below is the press release and
surveillance photos from the Bank Robbery, which occurred at Umpqua Bank in Los
Molinos on March 2, 2011.
If anyone has any
information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Rob Brinton at
530-529-7920 or via email at
TYPE OF INCIDENT: BANK ROBBERY
CASE NUMBER: 110302032
GENERAL LOCATION: HWY 99E IN LOS MOLINOS
DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: MARCH 2 AT 2:32 PM
VICTIM NAME: UMPQUA
ADDRESS: 7843 HWY 99E LOS
AGE: MID TO LATE 50'S
CARRYING A DARK COLORED NOTE BOOK
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
The suspect entered the Umpqua Bank on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at about
2:32 PM and contacted one of the bank tellers. The suspect handed the teller
a note claiming that he had placed a bomb at the Los Molinos High School.
The suspect then demanded money from the teller and threatened that if they
did not cooperate, he would detonate the bomb. The suspect also made a hand
motion to the teller indicating he had a gun in his waistband. No weapon was
seen by the teller or bank staff. The teller complied by handing the suspect
an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect left the bank after placing
the currency into his pocket. The suspect left the bank through the front
door and walked north past the Post Office. No vehicle was seen, and the
whereabouts or activities of the suspect are not known after he passed the
Los Molinos High School was notified and subsequently evacuated as a
precaution. The school was searched by sheriff’s personnel and no
destructive device was located.
Below are two photos of the suspect. If you have seen, know, or have any
information concerning the suspect or robbery, please contact Detective Rob
Brinton at the Tehama County Sheriff’s at 530 529-7920.
Reporting Officer’s I.D Lt. Greer