Carson City Bank Robbery

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Updated: 10/11/2011 5:42 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) - Today at 9:10 am, the Sheriff's Office received a "hold up" alarm from the Nevada State Bank, at 4267 South Carson Street.  The suspect was identified as an adult female who showed a handgun to the bank teller.  The female presented a demand note, directing the teller to keep her hands where they could be seen and to put the money into a bag. The note also directed the teller to have other tellers move to one side together and keep their hands visible.  The demand note read "Any mistakes and I start shooting" 


The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash on foot and was seen by a witness attempting to enter a vehicle approximately 200 yards from the bank.  However, when she saw a witness watching, she ran from the vehicle.  Sheriff's Deputies searched the area and were led to the Mountain View Apartments at 4749 South Carson Street.  Witnesses identified a tenant in the area as Rachel Barrett matching the description and vehicle information.  When contacted, Rachel Barrett exited the apartment without incident.


During a search of the suspects apartment, Investigators located both the stolen cash and a "air-pistol" that is suspected as the weapon used.


Rachel Barrett was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon.  Her bail has been set at $40,000.00.  Anyone with any information regarding the robbery is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Investigations Division, at 283-7851.

3:58 pm UPDATE: We now know the name of the arrested individual, Rachel Barrett, age 30. 

11:48 am UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the robbery, but they are still looking for an accomplice. 

News 4's Brooke Boone is at the bank and will update with more information as it becomes available. 

CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) - The Nevada State Bank at 4267 S. Carson was robbed this morning by a white female in her late 20's. She is described as having blonde hair, very petite, wearing a camouflage baseball cap a gray or green jacket and blue jeans. She left in a light blue full size pick up truck, and another person was in the vehicle but they were unable to tell if it was a male or female. 

Carson City Sheriff's office says the suspect used a black handgun similar to a glock. There were no injuries. 

There are no specific leads at this time. 
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Speed - 10/11/2011 12:15 PM
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"..but then drugs get more expensive every day too." -as do groceries,gas,utilities,etc.

Nuschler - 10/11/2011 11:59 AM
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It appears we have equal rights for women! Any bets that her "old man" put her up to it? Seriously the number one reason women get involved in any violent crime is to make their guy happy...but then drugs get more expensive every day too.

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