Will Nevada City Council probe police about three bank robberies in 18 months?

I wonder if the Nevada City Council will step up and probe the police about the robbery of the Tri-Counties Bank on Railroad Ave. for the third time in 18 months.

“The suspect appeared agitated and anxious to leave,” according to YubaNet, and was last seen fleeing on foot towards the neighborhood on Prospect Street.

This is our neighborhood, and I’d like to hear an explanation about what is being done. Three times in 18 months? Wow.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

7 thoughts on “Will Nevada City Council probe police about three bank robberies in 18 months?”

  1. Oddly, I was waiting for your response to this sceneio. It’s crazy to think that while I was sitting in my house or watering my yard this morning, just around the corner the only bank in town was being robbed and then this individual runs up the hill and into my neighborhood. Jesus Christ! My first response was that our local bank is and has become an easy target that any street walker on this side of town might intertain as their goal or target as a quick fix. Then you need to dig a little bit deeper into the easiness of what takes place in out little town. We’re basically asleep at the wheel and still function as if we live in the 1800’s. This will not do. Driving big cars and looking all too important is just a veneer and will not do. Something has got to change.

  2. I bank at that awkwardly situated branch and recently commented to the staff there that I wished they were located in town.
    Nevada City feels a lot less like a real town without a bank.
    I thought this town was preservation-minded.
    The disfigurement of the entrance to the National Hotel is all BOFA left behind in its wake when it left.
    The old BOFA building would have been ideal for Tri-County and it seems rather unchivalrous of the District Attorney to claim that vital downtown space when it would have served and protected the community more to keep our banking place safely tucked into the city.
    What solutions for this continuing problem might our local Law Enforcement officials advise?

  3. What’s up “Bradley Jackson”? Why do you hide behind a fake name when trashing people? Are you commenting on Todd’s blog too? Why are you afraid to sign your name? We are well aware of this, as is the GVPD, NCPD, Sheriff and others.

  4. Another probing question could be what safegaurds has the bank put into place after being robbed 3 times in 18 months to keep their employees and their customers out of harms way.

    1. I would expect that the bank and police would collaborate on this. I would expect the City Council to demand a full report from Chief Foley.

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