Sunday July 13, 2008 at 10:42am, Officers from the Reno Police Department responded to the Save-Mart Store located at West 7th St. and McCarran Blvd. on the report of a Robbery that had just occurred.
The suspect approached an elderly female as she walked toward the entry doors, taking her purse and throwing her to the ground. The suspect fled East Bound through the parking lot toward West 7th St.
Two citizens observed the incident and gave chase catching the suspect on West 7th St. to the rear of the shopping plaza.
Reno Police arrested 27 year-old Neil Verana on charges of Robbery, Elderly Enhancement, and Battery.