Items Taken from Cars Lead Thieves to Victims' Homes

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - The Reno Police Department has seen a series of vehicles being broken into while parked at church, and later the suspect is burglarizing the homes of the same victim.

Since early April, the Reno Police Department has had at least three separate vehicle burglaries occur at St Alberts Church, 1255 St Alberts Dr, on Sunday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

According to police, the suspect(s) appear to break into the vehicles while the victims are in church, remove items from the vehicle, and take note of the address on the vehicle registration forms. The suspect(s) then immediately drive to the victims home where they force entry, and remove items from the home.

This news release is intended to alert public awareness if you attend church in this area. The public is asked to remember to always remove valuable items from your vehicle whenever it is left unattended, even for a brief period of time. If you are the victim of a vehicle burglary, use caution when going home, and understand your home could also be victimized.

Suspect: White Male, 40-50, 5'7-5'10, 180-200 lbs. Brown hair, balding on the top, large bushy mustache, large framed prescription glasses, with a chain attached for hanging around the neck.

Vehicle: 1990-1996 Chevy P/U, long bed, single cab, blue with silver stripe down the middle. Large black lumber rack.

The Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s).

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW

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