Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Man pretends to be armored car guard during robbery attempt

SPARKS, Nev.  Dec 14 2016  A man unsuccessfully tried to rob a Sparks business of a bag drop for an armored car on Tuesday, according to police.
The man entered the building for New West Distribution on E. Nugget Avenue at about 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, police said in a statement.
He tried to say that he was with Loomis Armored and intended to pick up the bag drop. When the receptionist said the bag was already picked up, the man said "This is a robbery" and that he knew Loomis arrived everyday at 4:30 p.m., according to the statement.
The receptionist repeated that there was no bag, and the man fled through the front doors and into a waiting SUV with a driver. Police say no loss was reported and no weapon was observed.
The man who entered the store is described as a white male between his mid- to late 30s, 6 feet tall and with an average build. He was wearing a button-up jacket, gray pants, white shoes, a light-colored hood over his head and a red scarf over his face.
The driver is described as a light skinned white or Hispanic male.
Police say the man who entered the store had intimate knowledge of the Loomis schedule, meaning he is either an employee of the two businesses or has been watching them for some time.
Officers remind the public to be aware of people who might be casing a business or home, especially during the holiday season.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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