A $1,500 reward also is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the armed robberies of Gold Midget Market, 128 Victorian Ave., and Paul’s Market, 1550 Vance.
On Sunday at 2:20 p.m. the suspect entered Paul’s Market, approached the clerk with a dark-colored handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot westbound with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.
About 20 minutes later, the suspect entered the Gold Midget Market, approached the clerk, displayd a dark-colored handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled east around the building and then north through the parking lot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a male with light-black skin, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing between 165 and 180 pounds with black shoulder-length dreadlocks tied in a pony tail (possibly a wig), last seen wearing a brown and yellow horizontally striped beanie cap, dark zip-up hooded sweatshirt (grey on the inside), white shirt and dark colored pants and a “Live Strong” bracelet on his right wrist with a stud earring in his left ear.
Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2225, Secret Witness at 322-4900, or www.secretwitness.com.