On Tuesday, July 21, just before 11 a.m., the Umpqua Bank in Twain Harte was robbed. The small community, along Highway 108 just east of Sonora in Tuolumne County, has a population of just over 2,000, and borders the Stanislaus National Forest.
The suspects were reported to be two adult males in their late teens or early twenties. Sergeant Deborah Moss, from the Tuolumne County Sheriffs office, said that the suspects are both black, one described as 5’-7” to 5’8”, average build with a teal colored long sleeve shirt, and wearing a goatee. The other suspect was wearing a white striped shirt and had a beanie hat on. The beanie hat had a puffy ball on top of it.
The investigation is ongoing. Air support and squad cars had helped establish a perimeter, but the suspects were not found. The Sheriff’s department released the above surveillance photos of the suspects, but as of yet, no arrests have been made. There was no reported vehicle seen, and it is possible the suspects left on foot. The Union Democrat reported that at least one person matching the descriptions was seen loitering in the area that same afternoon.
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