Douglas County Deputies Search for Serial Burglar and Accomplice

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GARDNERVILLE, NV - The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the people responsible for two commercial burglaries in Gardnerville Monday morning.

The first burglary occurred at the Verizon Wireless Outlet Store on Waterloo Ln sometime around 5 am. The suspect broke a window and made off with two cellular telephones, phone chargers and miscellaneous currency were stolen from inside.

The second burglary occurred approximately 15 minutes later at the Washoe One Stop Smoke Shop located on south US Hwy 395, approximately 1 mile away from the first burglary. The suspect pried open a rear door and ran off with cartons of cigarettes and miscellaneous items.

The suspect is described as: male, Caucasian, mid-twenties to early-thirties in age, medium height and build, wearing a beige-colored baggie collared shirt, black or dark blue baggie denim pants, and black baseball cap with large white logo on front, and white tennis shoes.

Investigators believe the male suspect was in the company of a female accomplice at the time of committing the thefts. Images of the female were caught on a surveillance camera at a nearby location.

The accomplice is described as: female, Caucasian, mid-twenties to early-thirties in age, medium height and build, wearing a halter top, black lycra-style stretch pants, and white tennis shoes. The female has a tattoo on her upper right back/rear shoulder blade. The tattoo appears to be a vine with multiple branches and leaves. The female also has a tattoo on the back of her neck which appears to be two lines of writing (the text of which is indistinguishable on surveillance video).

The suspects are believed to be driving a newer model black-colored Dodge Avenger or similar vehicle. The vehicle has Nevada license plates.

A reward of up to $1,000.00 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary at the Gardnerville Verizon Outlet Store or the Washoe One Stop convenience store is urged to call Investigator Brian Hubkey at 775-782-9926, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 775-782-5126 or Douglas County Secret Witness at 775-78-CRIME (775-782-7463).