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Armed robbery at bank in Northwest Reno: public asked for leads


main_logo_sw-8939990-4375289At around 2:30 p.m., December 1, Reno Police Dispatch received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the First Independent Bank, located at 6290 Sharlands Avenue in Northwest Reno.

As officers responded to the area, it was reported the suspect had left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money in a white passenger car.

The vehicle was located unoccupied a short time later, and responding Officers established a perimeter but did not locate the suspects.

After speaking with witnesses, they stated that the one male suspect who entered the bank was between 5’10” to 6 feet tall, and was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt; some sort of dark mask over his face, dark colored pants and was armed with a handgun.

There was possibly another suspect driving the vehicle but that information has not been confirmed at this time.

Reno Police Department Robbery/Homicide Detectives are currently working with Northern Nevada Branch of the FBI on this case.

Anyone with information about this case or the suspects is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324), or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.

RPD Case # 14-23105

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.




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