Search continues for two robbers after Sparks home invasion

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - John Moore returned home in a quiet Wingfield Springs neighborhood to find a strange SUV parked in his driveway, the garage door open and four men in his home.

Raymond Jalil Banks, 21, left, and Kayshawn Smith-Harper, 20, were booked by the Sparks Police Department on charges that include home invasion, burglary and robbery. Washoe County jail photographs.

"They were trying to load my gun safe into the back of their Lexus."

Realizing what was happening, he parked his vehicle behind theirs, blocking their escape.

"I rammed their car with my car, trapping them in the house."

Things were about to get serious.

"Another one came out of the house and he had a handgun with a red laser sight on it and he was pointing it right at my head and said, 'I'm going to shoot you if you don't move your car.'"

He backed his car up and they drove off.

Moore called 9-1-1 and soon there was a police chase November 30, 2017. It ended at Sparks and Baring boulevards, where the driver stopped; four young men jumped out and ran into the neighborhood to the west.

Sparks Police set up a perimeter and began looking. Their search was aided by residents calling in. One woman texted us later that she saw young men hiding behind her car. They knocked on her door, wanting in, saying they were looking for a particular house. She called police instead.

Blocks away police arrested two men, Raymond Jalil Banks, 21, and Kayshawn Smith-Harper, 20, both of California on charges that include home invasion, burglary and robbery.

Two others are at large. Police described them only as men in their early 20s.

Anyone with information about the outstanding subjects is urged to contact the Regional Gang Unit at 775- 334-3852 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to

Back at Moore's home, he and his wife could only survey where the thieves had ransacked the home, taking small valuables, causing a good deal of damage.

The thieves had managed to wrestle the safe--which weighs an estimated thousand pounds or more-- from the home's interior into the garage, but had been unable to pry it open or load it into their vehicle.

No one was injured, but John Moore will tell you the outcome could have been much different.

"When someone's putting a gun in your face saying they're going to shoot you and you see that red laser beam, it's a pretty scary moment."