North Las Vegas police nab robbery suspect after K9 bites him

North Las Vegas police (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

After a pursuit that spanned the Las Vegas Valley on Friday afternoon, North Las Vegas police have arrested a man suspected of an armed car robbery after he was bit by a police dog.

Henderson police were called at about 3:10 p.m. after reports of an armed carjacking in the 9500 block of South Eastern Avenue, near Silverado Ranch Boulevard, said Henderson Police Department spokeswoman Katrina Rothmeyer. Henderson police believed two men were involved in robbing someone’s car at gunpoint, but only one suspect was located in North Las Vegas on Friday evening.

After the robbery police chased the suspects through the valley into North Las Vegas, Rothmeyer said.

No one was injured during the robbery, she said.

North Las Vegas police set up a perimeter Friday afternoon in a neighborhood in the area of Civic Center Drive and East Nelson Avenue, near Carey Avenue and North Las Vegas Boulevard, said North Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Eric Leavitt.

One suspect was located, but he was initially uncooperative, North Las Vegas police said. A dog with the department’s K9 unit then bit the man, and he was taken into custody with minor injuries, Leavitt said.

The dog, a Belgian Malinois, is named Jako, he said.

Police on Friday night were not searching for another suspect in North Las Vegas, Leavitt said.

Further details about the robbery were not immediately available.

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Civic Center Drive and East Nelson Avenue, North Las Vegas

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