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Elk Grove man in custody after chase; suspected of robbing Kings Beach bank

An Elk Grove man accused of robbing a North Lake Tahoe bank was arrested after reportedly leading law enforcement officers on a chase that ended in Carson City, Nev.

Brent Muir, 55, of Elk Grove allegedly entered the Plumas Bank on North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach at 9:06 a.m., pulled a gun and demanded money from two tellers, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Department news release. He reportedly ran to a nearby car.

A witness saw the vehicle drive away and was able to give deputies a license plate number and description of the car.

Two FBI agents were driving to the bank from South Lake Tahoe and saw a car that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle on the side of the road, near Sand Harbor, with the hood up. The agents were in an unmarked car and kept an eye on the vehicle until a marked Nevada Highway Patrol car joined them.

According to the Sheriff’s Department’s account, Muir got back on the road and failed to yield to law enforcement vehicles. The pursuit ended near Highway 50 and Highway 395 in Carson City. Muir ran from the car but was quickly apprehended.

No one was injured in the pursuit, which involved the Nevada Highway Patrol, FBI and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Placer County sheriff’s officials said Muir is in custody in Douglas County in Nevada, accused of evading officers. Placer County detectives Friday afternoon requested a warrant for Muir’s arrest on suspicion bank robbery.

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