Trinity Co. searching for armed bank robber

May 9, 2016 5:50 PM by News Staff

Trinity County Sheriffs are on the hunt for an armed bank robber Monday afternoon.

Deputies are reporting that around 1:00 p.m. a man entered the Umpqua Bank on Main Street in Weaverville armed with a semi-automatic handgun and took an unknown amount of cash.

Weaverville Elementary School was put on a soft lockdown as a precaution. Students will be released at normal times and Officers are on scene.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, clean shaven, approximately 6 feet tall wearing black pants, a long sleeve black shirt, a beanie type hat and large sunglasses.

The suspect may have either fled on foot or car.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to Action News Now for all the details.


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