Sheriff’s Office requests public’s assistance in identifying armed robbery suspect

Sparks, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the Sun Valley area during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 13, 2013.  Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the robbery suspect.

At approximately 12:42 a.m., an Armed Robbery occurred at the Golden Gate Market located at 5190 Sun Valley Blvd. The suspect entered the store alone and is described as:

White male adult approximately 5’5″ to 5’7″ tall, thin build, with a brown/black moustache.The suspect was wearing a red knit “beanie style” hat, black and blue jacket described as black fleece lower with blue possible nylon material upper to include a blue hood, black knit gloves, blue jean pants and black sneaker shoes.  The suspect entered the store and upon approaching the counter pulled a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the cashier.  Upon obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect exited and was last seen fleeing on foot to the north exterior corner of the store towards East 2nd Avenue.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives Division at (775) 328-3320 or the assigned case detective at (775) 328-3047.  Information can always be provided anonymously by calling Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.



The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.