RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office asks for the public’s help finding a man involved with two vehicle burglaries in the Moon Rocks area by Palomino Valley north of Sparks.
The man stole credit cards November 26, 2017 and took more than $7,400 worth of items December 18.
Credit cards taken in the first incident were used at the Mill Street Quik Stop, Taco Bell and Safeway on Mae Anne Avenue and McDonald’s on Silverada Boulevard.
The sheriff’s office released security camera photographs of the person using the cards.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call detectives at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to www.secretwitness.com.
Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.
Trailheads like the Moon Rocks off-roading area are vulnerable to vehicle burglars. The sheriff’s office offers these tips:
Lock the door when leaving the car. Still one of the most common issues with vehicle burglaries
Don’t leave valuables in the car. If you don’t need to take valuables with you for an outing, leave them safely at home. If valuables must be left in a vehicle, be sure to lock them in the trunk or glove compartment not under jackets or blankets behind the seat as that is one of the first places criminals look
Leave no trace. Don't leave any sign that there might be valuables hidden in a vehicle by leaving items such as docking stations or connector cables visible. Leave nothing in plain sight that might make the vehicle a target for thieves, not even loose coins
Be sure to set the car alarm or anti-theft devices. These are still effective deterrents against criminals who are looking for the easiest target
Keep windows completely closed. Partially open windows may make your vehicle an easier target for thieves