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Reno Police Seek Info on Stead Gas Station Armed Robberies

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Reno police are investigating a pair of armed robberies at the same Stead gas station that happened two nights in a row.

They say two men robbed the McCarran Mart, which is also a Sinclair gas station, Wednesday night and then three men robbed the same store Thursday night. Police believe the two crimes may be connected.

They say just after 8:30pm, two men walked into the store and grabbed beer and cigarettes. When the clerk asked the pair to pay, one of the suspects showed a gun and refused. The two are described as black men, in their late teens to early 20's, with average builds.  

Police say Thursday night, two men with a similar description entered the store but with a third man. The third man is described as a white man, also in his late teens to early 20's with an average build. Police say one of them had a gun and another had a knife. The trio stole merchandise and cash from the register.

Police say the two armed robberies are similar, but are not certain they are connected.

If you have any information call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text your tip to 847-411 keyword: SW or go online to www.secretwitness.com. Your call will remain anonymous. A $1,500 reward is being offered.

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