RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Reno Police Department is searching for a suspect in a vehicle theft on Friday.
According to a press release, Reno Police responded to the Cal Neva in the 30-block of East Second Street to meet with the victim of a stolen vehicle at around 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The victim reported she had parked her gold 2004 Ford Explorer on the second floor of a parking garage at approximately 5:10 pm, with the vehicle running, keys in the ignition and her dog inside. The victim told officers that she locked her vehicle with a spare keyfob, which she said she still had.
At about 6:30 p.m., the victim left the casino and discovered her vehicle was stolen. The victim told officers she had two firearms inside the vehicle, a safe that contained $8,000 in cash, and $6,000 jewelry, as well as other miscellaneous items. The victim’s dog was recovered safe inside the parking garage.
Reno Police were able to retrieve photographs of the male suspect through surveillance video. He is described as a white male in his 20’s, muscular build, short brown hair and a half tattooed upper right arm. The unknown male suspect was last seen wearing a white tank top, striped light colored cargo shorts and dark colored tennis shoes. He was last seen driving the victim's 2004 gold Ford Explorer with Nevada Plates.
The Reno Police Department asks that citizens remember to safely secure their weapons inside their vehicles or to leave them safely secured inside their residence. Gun owners also need to document the serial numbers of all their firearms to better assist law enforcement in identifying the legal owner when they are recovered.
Reno Police also ask that drivers of motor vehicles never leave their vehicle running, and unattended at anytime.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the male suspect is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2140, or Secret Witness at 775-332-4900.