Officers from Mesquite, Metro and Nevada Highway Patrol assisted in the arrest of a woman known as the “Bombshell Bandit,” who is believed to have robbed banks in multiple states.
The Mesquite Police Department said officers received a request for assistance from officers in Utah and Arizona, who were involved in a vehicle pursuit on July 31.
They said a silver Nissan Altima occupied by one person who recently had robbed the US Bank at 791 S. Bluff, St. George, Utah, was traveling south on Interstate 15. Mesquite police picked up the chase, which reached speeds of about 130 mph, at Nevada’s border with Arizona.
The Nissan’s tires were spiked on two occasions by Mesquite police and Highway Patrol. The car stopped on the shoulder, and Highway Patrol and Metro assisted in conducting a standard felony stop.
The woman driving was identified as 24-year-old Sandeep Kaur, of Union City, Calif. Mesquite police arrested Kaur, who was charged with criminal and traffic offenses in Nevada, including resisting an officer with a deadly weapon (her vehicle), attempt to disobey a police officer, endangering persons/property and aggressive driving. Kaur face charges stemming from the Utah bank robbery incident and is also a primary suspect in other bank robbery cases out of California and Arizona, police said.
FBI agents think Kaur earned the nickname “Bombshell Bandit” for threatening to blow herself up during heists. Some witnesses also said she wore a wig and large sunglasses.
Federal prosecutors are seeking to extradite her from Nevada to Utah to face charges. It was not clear whether she had an attorney.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.