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Detectives seek help with identifying suspect in attempted 7-Eleven robbery

By ThisIsReno

WCSO NEWS RELEASE

washoe_county_sheriffs_office_logoWashoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person suspected in the attempted robbery of a 7-Eleven in Lemmon Valley during the early morning hours of Jan. 23.

According to the investigation, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven located on the 8900 block of Lemmon Drive at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, and demanded that the clerk open the cash register. The clerk was able to secure himself in a separate room and the suspect left empty-handed.

The suspect is described as male, approximately six feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a red or orange long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, black boots and a tan camouflage mask.

Anyone with information that could assist this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

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.