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Possible Bombshell Bandit arrested in Nevada

Posted: August 4, 2014 5:02 p.m.
Updated: August 4, 2014 5:02 p.m.
 

A woman suspected of robbing a bank in Utah and being chased across the state line into Nevada may be the Bombshell Bandit, wanted for three bank robberies including one in the Santa Clarita Valley in June, a police sergeant said Monday.

“She is a suspect in those robberies and we are working closely with detectives in California and Arizona,” Sgt. Sam Despain of the St. George City Police Department said from Utah Monday.

“Right now we’re working on extradition papers to get her extradited from Nevada and get her back here,” he said, referring to Utah.

On Thursday, shortly before 5 p.m., St. George police responded to reports of a bank robbery at the US Bank located at South Bluff in St. George, Despain said.

A woman dressed in dark pants and a blue hoodie, wearing sunglasses and a surgical-type mask, handed a teller a note demanding money, according to a news release issued by the St. George police.

“A weapon was never banished during the incident; however, the note did threaten bodily harm if demands were not met,” the release said.

“The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and drove away in a vehicle.”

Police were alerted to a getaway car described as a newer-model silver Nissan Maxima with a dealer plate.

A St. George police officer found a vehicle matching the description on I-15 southbound, and the car’s driver attempted to flee when officers tried to stop her.

Police and highway patrol officers chased the vehicle through the northwest corner of Arizona and into Nevada, finally halting it near Mesquite. Nev., Despain said.

“We have not yet arrested her,” Despain said. “But she is a suspect.”

FBI agents plan to interview the woman in connection with three other bank robberies, including a bank hit in Valencia in June, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

“We are continuing to investigate, to determine if this female who was arrested is the same individual wanted in connection with the robbery in Santa Clarita, and obviously in San Diego and Arizona as well,” she said.

“The investigators in these various areas are continuing to investigate, but no one has been charged with any of these bank robberies,” she said Monday.

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Comments

2good4scv: Posted: August 5, 2014 10:07 a.m.

C'mon Jimbo, "....a weapon was never 'banished'"???? Use your words and learn to use them in the correct manner! Try looking up banished and brandished....there is a difference.


philellis: Posted: August 5, 2014 4:57 p.m.

Yes, but there are those who would like to see weapons banished.



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