SPARKS, NV - Two Sparks CVS Pharmacies were robbed Saturday night.
The crimes appear to be unrelated, but it's the one at 5151 Sparks Boulevard that's particularly troubling.
It's a good sized store at a busy intersection and at 8:30 on a Saturday night, one might expect there to be a number of customers at that time.
Add to that scene two armed men and you only have to remember last month's fatal shooting at a South Virginia Street bank to recognize the dangerous potential.
"It's concerning to the police department and it's concerning to the community," says Sparks Police spokesman Commander Rocky Triplett, "and then you always have the danger that's inherent to the people who are working the business. It's frightening for them and it's dangerous."
Fortunately the store's security camera caught the two men entering the store giving us a good view of them and their distinctive attire.
Both are black men in their mid-20's, about six feet tall.
One is more recognizable than the other. He has a medium build, hair done in dreadlocks. He was wearing black pants, white shoes and a grey letterman type jacket with black sleeves and a letter "S" on the left chest.
"His identity isn't hidden at all and he's wearing a recognizable jacket." says Triplett.
"The second subject is also wearing a recognizable jacket (a black one with several silver zippers on the front) although he has a hood over his head and you can't see his face. Hopefully someone in the community can recognize these folks and give us a call and tell us who they are."
They displayed a black handgun, demanded all the cash in the drawer, then fled. A police canine tracked them to a nearby neighborhood where, it's assumed, they fled in a vehicle parked there.
Triplett says this pair should be considered armed and dangerous.
Secret Witness has posted a $1500 reward for information leading to their arrest and prosecution.
Earlier in the day, the gaming area in the CVS store at 680 North McCarran was robbed by a heavy set white male adult 30 t0 40 years old, 5-8 to 5-9 with a beard.
No weapon was shown. Secret Witness has posted a $1,000 reward for information in this case.
Their number is 322-4900. Callers may remain anonymous when collecting cash rewards.