UPDATE: Investigation Continues In Bank Holdup
UPDATE 11:50 AM 7/10/2013 - At this time it's believed a handgun was used but it's unclear any details. The suspect apparently displayed the gun to the teller but did not point it at her. In the photos, he is holding gloves, police say. There were a few customers in the bank along with employees when the robbery occurred. Police are now saying that one witness identified the driver of the vehicle that the suspect got into as a female. That has not been confirmed. The suspect, authorities say was very calm when he gave the teller verbal instructions. Police are going over the motorcycle the suspect used when he left the bank. It was found at the visitors center. The motorcycle was not registered. It's unclear at this time whether it was stolen.
Authorities say they have received much information but continue to look for more. If you have anything about the robbery, call the Twin Falls Police at 735-4357.
UPDATE 6:20 PM - "Right now we are just interviewing the witnesses and processing the scene," said Lt. Craig Stotts with the Twin Falls Police Department.
A scene which police say has many loose ends.
"Officers responded to the area. As they were responding, we were given updated information that the bank was in fact robbed and the person had left on a red off road type motorcycle," said Lt. Stotts.
Police cars swarmed the area looking for the robber. Police describe him as wearing a yellow button up shirt and light green shorts. They say he was carrying a weapon. Witnesses told us he left the bank on a dirt bike towards the Perrine Bridge.
"I just pulled in this morning with a friend to come base jumping and I saw the motorcycle was already here and about ten minutes later all of a sudden there were a bunch of cops here and everyone was freaking out trying to figure out what was going on," said Mike Wilson, a base jumper who was at the Perrine Bridge.
This is the first bank robbery in twin falls in 2013. Since 2002 there have been sixteen bank robberies.
UPDATE 1:00 PM - Photos from surveillance video have been released and are included in the photo gallery of this story.
UPDATE 12:32PM – Authorities are currently searching the area using air support.
UPDATE: 12:28PM – It’s been confirmed by Police that a weapon was involved. It’s not known if anything was taken from the bank.
UPDATE: 12:25pm According to police a witness said they saw someone leave the bike at the visitors center and get into a blue colored vehicle with a female driver. The Idaho State Police and Jerome County Sheriff Deputies are monitoring traffic on the north side of the bridge to the 93-84 Junction.
UPDATE 12:12pm: The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, very tan or brown skin, Brown hair in his 40’s wearing light green shorts, Black hat with a yellow brim and a long sleeve yellow shirt. He was riding a older model red dirt bike. The search is currently around the visitors Center. According to scanner traffic, the police are now saying that the suspect left the dirt bike and is in a Bluish Green Ford Ranger with a female driver.
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Twin Falls Police are currently investigating a hold up at Zions Bank in the 1800 Block of Blue Lakes North in Twin Falls. The suspect was reportedly last seen northbound toward the Perrine Bridge riding a red Dirt Bike. Authorities from Twin Falls police and The Idaho State Police are currently investigating. It’s not known what the suspect took from the bank. Idaho’s First news is following this developing story and will have more as it becomes available.