Rash of Robberies

The Lachiquita Market on Neil Road has has no qualms about posting the pictures of customers who they say have stolen beer from them.
But unfortunately last night's armed robbery was not caught on tape. That's because the suspect entered from the back door of the market at about 11-14-last night.
\Consuelo Garcia's family owns the Lachiquita Market.
She says employees were taken by total surprise.

"They were scared at the time. You are at gunpoint do, he pointed the gun at three of our employees."

Garcia says the suspect got away with some cash, coins and calling cards.

Lt. Bob McDonald is with \Reno Police Department

"July we started seeing a pretty good spike in the number of robberies, armed robberies at convenient stores and such."

The market robbery is just one in a line that includes Two men who robbed the Sak N Save on East Plumb lane last weekend. And then Sunday Night this Food Mart on Kietzke Lane was robbed. All incidents involved guns, and while Reno police won't connect the dots for us just yet, they do believe some of these incidents may be related.

"We've got some real promising leads on some other individuals and real promising leads that for another individual as well and we anticipate within the next week or so we will be making some additional arrests in some of these cases."


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