Sparks Armed Robbery Suspect Linked to Recent Spree

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

After a clerk pointed police in the right direction, a robbery suspect allegedly responsible for a recent armed robbery spree, was taken into custody, fighting all the way.

It happened around 8:58 p.m., Wed., when a Sparks police officer was flagged down by a clerk from the Sparks Food and Discount Liquor store on Victorian Square.

The clerk pointed in the direction he saw the suspect flee. A block away from the store, suspect Robert Davies was located getting into the passenger seat of a car that then attempted to leave the area.

Police stopped the car and held the driver and passenger, Davies, at gunpoint.

Davies was uncooperative with police and refused to obey commands. He was eventually taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers.

Video surveillance at the store along with evidence found inside the car identified Davies as the robbery suspect. An undisclosed amount of money was also found to be in his possession and was also recovered.

According to police, after a visit to Washoe County jail, detectives were able to link Davies to five additional robberies that occurred in Reno.

International Market, 225 Gentry Way - March 7
AM/PM, 1390 S. Virginia St. - March 10
International Market, 225 Gentry Way - March 15,
- There was an individual citizen victim also robbed during this incident
Chevron, 350 S. Arlington Ave. - March 17

Anyone who might have witnessed the robbery or observed the suspect fleeing the scene are asked to contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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