An alert citizen helped police catch a would be bank robbery late Tuesday afternoon. The citizen observed a man heading towards the Bank of the West branch located at 8426 Elk Grove – Florin Road. The man was seen putting on a mask and holding a gun. The suspect saw that he was spotted and fled the area.
The witness called police and gave a description of the suspect and the vehicle. Elk Grove police conducted an enforce stop and arrested 27 year old Cameron Sharpe of Citrus Heights. Sharpe was in possession of a ski mask and black BB gun. He is charged with first degree attempted robbery and held on $50,000 bail