STOREY COUNTY, NV - The Storey County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who broke into a house on the 1800 block of Lousetown Road in the Virginia Highlands Friday, March 28.
Sheriff Gerald Antinoro says about 11:30 a.m., the man told the homeowner off Lousetown Road he was an insurance salesman and pushed his way into the home, where he tied up the homeowner and ransacked the house in search of money. The homeowner has non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office, and is being treated at a hospital.
Sheriff Gerald Antinoro says the robber is white, possibly in his early 20s, with short black hair, and possibly armed with a handgun. He was wearing aviator-type sunglasses, a reddish shirt, dark pants and sneakers. He was driving a 2-door dark sedan. As the robber left the home, the homeowner was able to get off four or five shots from his own weapon, possibly hitting the passenger side of the vehicle.
Sheriff Antinoro is cautioning all residents not to open their doors to strangers. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the Storey County Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement immediately.
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with this incident.
Anyone having information relating to this crime, the suspect vehicle, or the suspect should contact the Storey County Sheriff’s Department at 847-0950, Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Storey County authorities have released the following description of the robber:
Approximate height 5’7” – 5’8”
Early to mid-20’s
Short black hair
Aviator type sunglasses
Should be considered armed and dangerous
Last seen wearing:
Long sleeved button up collared red shirt
Thin blue tie
Black or dark colored slacks
White athletic shoes
(similar to the included photo)
Early 1990’s model Honda Civic type vehicle
Possible tinted windows
May have spoiler on rear