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Reno Police Investigate 2 Armed Robberies at Local Businesses

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Reno police are investigating a pair of armed robberies that happened Thursday morning.

The first one happened at Interstate Insurance on Wells Avenue around 8:30am.

Police say a man walked in, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money.

When the employee said he didn't have any, the suspect hit the employee and demanded money a second time.

After obtaining a monetary loss, he ran away.

He's described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5'8" with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Then - less than an hour later police say two men entered the Hi Point Liquor store on Yori Avenue, and demanded money from the cash register.

They drove away in a small red SUV.

The first suspect is a black man between 5'9" and 6' tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

The second suspect is a man of an unknown race, between 5'6" and 5'8" with a medium build. He was wearing a gray and blue hooded sweatshirt, ball cap and blue jeans.

Police are investigating whether these two robberies are related.

If you have any information on these cases, call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text your tip to 847411. Your call will remain anonymous.

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