Possible ‘Bombshell Bandit’ arrested in high speed chase

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VALENCIA, Calif. — Authorities Friday were investigating if a woman arrested after a bank robbery in St. George, Utah and car chase that ended in Nevada last week is the same suspect, dubbed the Bombshell Bandit, who robbed banks in San Diego, Valencia and Lake Havasu, Arizona.

bombshell-banditThe thief in the California and Arizona cases was dubbed the “Bombshell Bandit” due to bomb threats she included in demand notes passed to tellers.

She struck first at a Bank of the West branch in Valencia, at 27011 McBean Parkway, on June 6.

She’s also wanted for heists at a Wells Fargo branch in Lake Havasu, Arizona on July 8 and a Comerica Bank branch on Rosecrans Street in the Midway area of San Diego on July 18, according to the FBI.

Investigators suspect, but have not confirmed, that she is Sandeep Kaur, 24, a Union City, California woman whose extradition from Nevada to Utah in being sought so she can face charges in connection to the July 31 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in St. George.

Kaur was arrested in Nevada after a chase that reached speeds of 130 mph, according to news reports.