Sparks Police tonight responded to reports of an armed robbery that had taken place at Party America on East Prater Way.
Officer arrived at teh scene but where unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect entered the front doors of the business with his hands in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and wearing a ski mask.
The suspect approached the cashier and produced a black semi-automatic handgun from his sweatshirt pocket and demanded money from the cash register.
After receiving a undetermined amount of currency the suspect fled out the back door of the business, in an unknown direction of travel, dropping money along the way.
The Sparks Police Department is requesting that anyone who might have witnessed the incident or might have seen the suspect to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.