SPARKS, NV - Sparks police are looking for a man they say robbed a 61-year-old woman in her home Wednesday night; a case eerily similar to another recent Sparks home robbery.
Police say around 10 p.m. Wednesday, they were called out to Round Mountain Circle in Sparks, over near Baring Blvd. They say the woman had just come home from a local casino. The man confronted her in her bedroom, robbed her, and took off. She was not hurt.
Police think the man had been waiting for her to return home.
The man is described as Hispanic, and 5'8" with a medium build. He wore blue jeans and black tennis shoes.
Police say this case is similar to another recent crime, where an 85-year-old woman was robbed and raped inside her apartment on I Street in Sparks.
In that case, they say the elderly woman had also just gotten home from a local casino. He crawled into her apartment through a window.
Police think the attacker had been watching the woman's routine, and was waiting for her to come home.
If you have any information about either of these case, please call Sparks Police or Secret Witness at 322-4900.