Sparks Police arrest teen for attempted robbery

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- Sparks Police have arrested a teenager for a Wednesday night attempted robbery at a liquor store.

Police say the suspect, while wearing a mask, went into the Around The Corner Liquor Mart at 790 N. McCarran Blvd. about 9:05 p.m. March 7, 2019 and pulled a black handgun. He pointed the gun at an employee and demanded cigarettes and money, but left the store without either.

Police got surveillance video of the suspect before he put on the mask and distributed photos to Washoe County School District police and juvenile probation officers. That led to identification of the suspect and police went to the school he attends and talked to him, then booked him into the juvenile detention facility on charges of attempted robbery and burglary.