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Authorities Arrest Man in Carson City After Short Chase, Alleged Bank Robbery

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Authorities say a man was arrested Friday morning after he robbed a bank in Kings Beach and then led them on a short car chase to Carson City.

Troopers say 55-year-old Brent Muir of Carson City robbed the Plumas Bank armed with a handgun around 8:30am – and got away with an unknown amount of money.

No one was hurt in the incident.

After leaving the bank, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say Muir drove to the Sand Harbor area in Lake Tahoe where he was observed by FBI agents. After he left that area, the FBI says they requested the help of NHP to make a traffic stop on the suspect’s tan 2008 Chevrolet Impala.

NHP, along deputies with Carson City and Douglas County tried to stop the car, but NHP says Muir got away and then led them on a pursuit through parts of south Carson City when Muir finally stopped at the corner of California Street and Industrial Park Drive, where Muir got out of the car, and then ran away.

Eventually NHP arrested Muir and was taken to Carson City Jail. He faces charges of felony eluding, reckless driving and driving with no valid driver’s license.

Troopers say they found a weapon and money inside the Impala. Charges stemming from the alleged robbery are pending further investigation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information that can help authorities, you’re urged to call NHP at 775-687-0400.
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