Reward for Info on Man Who Drove Stolen Car into Virginia Lake

By: Secret Witness Press Release
By: Secret Witness Press Release

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RENO, Nev. -- Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $1,500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with Armed Robbery and Grand Theft Auto in the area of Wrondel and Linden St. Reno, NV.

On Thursday March 14, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. officers responded to a report of a vehicle that drove into Virginia Lake. A witness saw the driver swim to the shore and walk out of the area. Reno Fire Department Water Rescue Team, Hasty Team, and Washoe County Search and Rescue responded to verify that there were no other victims inside of the submerged vehicle, and assist with the vehicle recovery. Shortly after responding to the accident Reno Police Department received a report of an armed robbery where a vehicle was taken at gunpoint in the area of Wrondel and Linden. The victim was not injured. During the search of Virginia Lake Officers learned that the vehicle stolen during the robbery was the same vehicle that ended up in Virginia Lake. The suspect is still outstanding. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5'9” tall, with a medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, a black sweat shirt, and dark pants.

Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, or text to tip number 847411 (Tip 411) Keyword - SW.

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