Armed Robbery In Sparks

Sparks police are searching for a robber who is said to be armed and on the run.

They say he held up the El Jalisience convenience store late Monday night, just before 9:00 p.m. An employee of the business reported that the gunman entered the store wearing a black and gray ski mask while brandishing a dark colored handgun. The gunman removed cash from the register before fleeing the area on foot.

Sparks police say the gunman is described as a male, 5’8” to 5’9”, 110 to 120 lbs., skinny build, wearing a black sweater and blue jeans. He was last seen running east from the business, at 1934 Prater Way #B.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD Detectives at 353-2225, or Secret Witness at 322-4900.