Sparks Police Look for Suspect in Armed Robbery

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. -- Police say a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside a casino in Sparks Thursday.

It happened just before 4pm in a parking lot on Victorian Avenue. Officers say a 43-year-old woman reported she had just cashed a check at Rail City Casino and was going to her car when a man came up to her, pointed a gun at her head, and demanded her wallet along with all her cash.

The victim says the man's face was mostly covered with a beanie, and that he is white, 22-28 years old and about 5'11". He is about 180 pounds, with short blond hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his neck and both arms. He had on black pants and a white t-shirt. He took the wallet and ran away.

The woman was not physically hurt.

The Sparks Police Department is still investigating. Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect. If you have any more information, please call Sparks Police at (775) 353-2231 or contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or

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