Two arrested for bar slot machine burglaries

Mugshots of Wiley and Robinson courtesy Washoe County jail
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Two 37-year-old men have been arrested for a series of burglaries at local bars. The burglaries took place in the early morning hours when the businesses were closed. The thieves targeted slot machines inside the businesses.

Detectives from the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff's Office began investigating these cases, as each agency had similar crimes in their jurisdictions. Detectives identified potential suspects and began surveillance, arresting the men after a burglary in Sparks early the morning of August 20, 2018.

The investigation is ongoing, but detectives say they believe the men are responsible for at least 14 burglaries with a total loss between $25,000 and $30,000.

In custody are Michael Robinson and Matthew Wiley.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Reno Police Department's Burglary Division at 775-334-2144 or Secret Witness at 322-4900. A SW tip can be texted to 847411(TIP).