Car Identified in Spanish Springs Robbery; Men Still Sought

Washoe County deputies are on the lookout for two men who robbed a man at gunpoint at his Spanish Springs home.

Surveillance photo courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office

SPANISH SPRINGS, NV - Washoe County deputies are on the lookout for two men who robbed a man at gunpoint at his Spanish Springs home Sunday night, April 27.

Detectives have released a surveillance picture of the vehicle they think was used. The car appears to be a two-door coupe of unknown color, make and model, possibly a Hyundai Tiburon or Honda Civic.

It's the kind of crime residents in suburbs always need to be on the lookout for, both at their homes, and in their neighborhoods.

"I was really alarmed, it's really scary. It's scary for people who are single, for military families, really anyone who is alone to know this is happening in our neighborhood," says Charmaine Jones, a resident of Kinglet Dr. for six years.

Kinglet Drive is a close-knit neighborhood filled with younger children and people who look out for one another.

"Usually, they're pretty good. One time my husband got locked out and he climbed out back. My neighbors let the police know pretty fast," said Tracy McDonald, a resident of eight years.

"This is very family oriented," Jones said. "Everybody has at least one or two children, you see them bike riding, you know they wave, especially six years of living here, you get that family feel and you get to know everybody on a first name basis."

For years, neighbors living on the quiet street have felt safe until Sunday night at around 10:30 when two men robbed a homeowner at gunpoint.

The victim spoke to KOLO 8, saying the men rang the doorbell and when no one answered, they hopped the fence-that's when he confronted them. Monday afternoon, deputies went around neighborhood warning neighbors of what happened and to say vigilant.

Washoe County Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two men; one of them is described as black, but the ethnicity of the other man is unknown.

"You think this will never happen, but it can happen to you and it can happen to your neighbors and to anybody nearby, so definitely take caution and lookout for anyone around you," Jones said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, or any other information related to this case, is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320.

Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and prosecution in this case. Callers to Secret Witness remain anonymous. Secret Witness may be reached at (775) 322-4900 or secretwitness.com.


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