Two Arrested in Overnight Armed Robbery in Sparks

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SPARKS, Nev. -- Sparks Police Department (SPD) officers arrested two men for an overnight armed robbery.

It happened shortly after 4:30am on Rock Boulevard north of Victorian Avenue. A 28-year-old Sparks man was walking when two men approached him; one had a knife and the other made it look as if he had a weapon in his jacket pocket. They demanded his money.

The victim gave up his money but was able to escape and run for help. When officers began searching, they found two men who matched the victim's descriptions.

Victim later positively identified the men as those who robbed him. Police say they are 30-year-old Tron Smith and 23-year-old Andrew Leeper, both of Reno.

Officers found the knife and the victim's money but no gun or other weapon.

If you have any information, SPD detectives ask that you call them at (775) 353-2225 or contact Secret Witness.