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Sparks police offer reward in kidnapping case
by Tribune Staff
Aug 17, 2012 | 2101 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print


SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping/robbery of a female victim in the area of 1701 Victorian Ave. in Sparks.

At about 9:14 p.m. Thursday the Sparks Police Department received a call for service regarding a possible kidnapping and robbery. Officers were dispatched to a Reno address to meet with the female victim. Upon arrival the officers learned the following: prior to Sparks Police Department receiving the call, the female victim was in her vehicle, parked in the lot of the AM/PM market located at 1701 Victorian Ave. A white male got into the victim’s vehicle and showed her a handgun. The suspect told the victim to drive and directed her to a dirt road in the Caughlin Ranch area.

The suspect ordered the victim to stop the vehicle and then took her wallet containing an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not harmed and the weapon was never discharged.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 50 years old, scruffy beard, heavy set, last seen wearing a flannel jacket.

Sparks Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2225, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com.
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