SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Shore narcotics officers say they were able to foil an attempted robbery at El Dorado Savings Bank Tuesday afternoon after getting a hold of a critical part of the thief’s plan: his keys.
South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team agents arrested Danville resident Kyle Facchain, 26, on suspicion of armed robbery about 4 p.m. after he allegedly gave a note demanding money to a teller at the bank’s Emerald Bay Road location.
Facchain attracted attention of narcotics agents doing surveillance in the “Y” area after he left his car running in the bank’s parking lot and entered the building wearing sunglasses, rubber gloves and carrying a duffel bag under his shirt, said SLEDNET Task Force Commander Jeff Catchings.
Agents attempted to reach Facchain before he entered the bank, but did not reach the parking lot in time, Catchings said.
While Facchain was in the bank, agents removed the keys from his vehicle and hid behind a corner of the building. Facchain was arrested after returning to the car and being unable to find his keys.
Facchain was in the process of changing from a sweatshirt and warm-up pants to business attire he was wearing underneath his clothing when he was arrested, Catchings said. He was carrying about $5,000 in the duffel bag.
A handgun was recovered from Facchain at the time of his arrest, Catchings said. Witness statements indicate Facchain did not display the weapon during the attempted robbery.