Armed man robs Golden Valley bank

Mohave County sheriff's deputies were joined by FBI agents in searching for a gunman who robbed a bank in Golden Valley on Monday afternoon.

An armed man walked into The Stockmen's Bank's Golden Valley branch shortly before closing time ( 5 p.m.) Monday, pointed a dark-colored gun at the teller, demanded an unknown amount of cash and fled the area.

MCSO deputies and FBI agents Monday and Tuesday searched the area on the ground and in the air using helicopters looking for a white male.The suspect was still at large as of this morning (Wednesday), MCSO spokesman Steve Johnson said.

The suspect fled after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

The bank is located in the 4200 block of Highway 68.

Johnson said a witness told investigators that the bandit drove away in a small, dark autmobile with white license plates with dark letters, Johnson said, adding that witness said the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was described as having an olive complexion, between 25 and 30 years old; between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 6 feet tall; and 150 to 175 pounds.

He has dark brown hair and eyebrows and brown sideburns, Johnson said.

He is believed to be wearing a dark colored baggy jacket or sweater type jacket, dark blue or black beanie, blue jeans and dark sunglasses.

It is not believed that this robbery is related to a robbery that occurred at a Lake Havasu City bank earlier that day.

Monday's two armed bank robberies are the first such incidents in the county this year.

Sheriff's detectives are investigating the robbery by reviewing surveillance videos, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective David Reif at MCSO at 753-0753 or Mohave Silent Witness at 753-1234 or anywhere in the county toll free at 1-888-227-8780.