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Woman accused of robbing St. George bank leads chase across 3 states

Published: Thursday, July 31 2014 10:11 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014 10:11 p.m. MDT

ST. GEORGE — A woman accused of robbing a St. George bank led police on a chase across state lines before being apprehended in a brief standoff.

The woman — wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a surgical mask — reportedly gave a note demanding cash from a teller at U.S. Bank, 791 S. Bluff St., about 5 p.m. Thursday. The woman did not brandish a weapon, but the note threatened she would harm the teller if she didn't get cash, the St. George Police Department reported.

The woman fled from the bank in a Nissan Maxima with dealer plates, according to police. A St. George police officer spotted the vehicle headed south on I-15 approaching the Utah-Arizona border. The woman sped away when officers attempted to stop the car.

The Arizona Highway Patrol took over the pursuit after the woman crossed state lines, St. George police reported. She was eventually stopped near mile marker 92 on I-15 in Nevada.

The woman initially refused to exit the vehicle. She was taken into custody by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers shortly after 7 p.m. She was still in custody in Nevada on Thursday night, according to St. George Police Dispatch.

— McKenzie Romero

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