The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help to locate two alleged bank robbers who escaped with an undisclosed amount of money from Central Valley Community Bank in Oakhurst the afternoon of Jan. 6.
One white male entered the bank around 4:30 p.m. and passed an employee a note, while a second male, also unidentified, remained outside in a white 2014 Toyota Tacoma truck. The vehicle, later located that evening on Victoria Lane, was identified as stolen out of Fresno.
No one was injured during the incident.
“We would like to thank the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for their prompt actions regarding (the Jan. 6) robbery incident at the Oakhurst office of Central Valley Community Bank,” James Ford, President and CEO of Central Valley Community Bancorp said in a statement. “Additionally, we would like to thank the community for their friendship and support.”
A person with a friend at the bank, who wished to remain anonymous, said the teller was credited for staying calm and acting “totally professional” during the ordeal.
Sheriff’s officials said they are in the initial stages of investigation, and asked anyone with information to call the office at (559) 675-7770.