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Sparks police in search of armed robber
by Tribune Staff
Aug 21, 2012 | 2342 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a victim at the Smith’s Grocery Store 1855 Baring Blvd. in Sparks.

On Monday at about 11:03 p.m. officers of the Sparks Police Department responded to the Smith’s Grocery Store on the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, who is the attendant of the slot machines inside of Smith’s. The attendant advised that just prior to the officers’ arrival, he or she was approached by white male. He brandished what was described as a steak knife, and demanded money from the victim. The suspect did not get any money from the victim. The suspect then left on foot towards the rear of the store.

Officers searched the area with negative results.

Suspect Description: White Male, mid 30’s, about six-feet tall, muscular build, scruffy beard, last seen wearing a white long sleeved t-shirt and a dark baseball cap.

There is no further information available at this time.

Sparks Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2225, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword - SW.

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