Police say a robber who threatened an employee of a bank branch in a South Lake Tahoe supermarket with what he said was a box containing a bomb fled with an undisclosed amount of money and forced the evacuation of the market.
South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Martin Hale said the robbery occurred at a Wells Fargo bank branch located in a Raley's supermarket near the California-Nevada line.
Hale said the supermarket was evacuated after the robber fled on foot and left behind the box.
A bomb squad from the neighboring Douglas County, Nev., sheriff's department was summoned to determine whether the alleged bomb was real or fake.
The robbery occurred as tens of thousands of people crowded into the South Lake Tahoe area to celebrate the New Year.
If people have any information, please call the SLT PD at 530-542-6110