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Investigators seek Palm Desert bank robbery suspect

Tyson Kohut, 37, of Thousand Palms is suspected of robbing an El Paso Bank branch in Palm Desert at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

November 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Riverside County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a Thousand Palms man suspected of robbing a bank in Palm Desert.

Investigators from the Indio Station served three search warrants Thursday after they were led to Tyson Kohut, 37, of Thousand Palms.

Kohut is suspected of robbing an El Paso Bank branch in the Bermuda Dunes area of Palm Desert at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Evidence obtained through the search warrants linked Kohut to the robbery, but Kohut was not located.

Kohut was described as a white male standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Investigators say he has lived in Los Angeles and Thousand Palms, and is known to frequent inland casinos.

Anyone who knows Kohut's whereabouts or with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigators Matt Diaz or David Eichelt at the Indio Sheriff's Station at (760) 863-8990 or by email at indiostation@riversidesheriff.org.


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