SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Sparks Police are looking for suspects who allegedly threw a jagged piece of bottle at a clerk and robbed the Corner liquor store at 790 N. McCarran Blvd.
The incident happened around 3:40pm. The victim told police the two suspects entered the store and selected two bottles of alcohol before attempting to exit the store without paying for the merchandise. The clerk met them at the door and attempted to detain the suspects. The clerk says he grabbed suspect #2 where upon he dropped both of the bottles in the store just inside the front doors to the business.
The victim says the suspects were starting to run at this point, and suspect #2 was forced into the back of suspect #1 by the clerk. Suspect #1 lost his balance and dropped one of the bottles which broke on the sidewalk. Suspect #1 still had the other bottle in his hand before losing his balance and breaking the bottle on the sidewalk while still holding it. Suspect #1 regained his balance and was still holding the neck of the bottle which now had a sharp, jagged edge.
Suspect #2 then ran toward Prater Way and Suspect #1 ran south. The clerk says he then chased Suspect #1. Suspect #1 threw the jagged bottle neck at the clerk and hit him in the arm causing the 3" cut. The clerk stopped chasing him at this time.
A witness saw both of the suspects enter a a silver Honda Civic or a similar type vehicle, which was parked southbound on Howard. The vehicle then fled South on Howard Dr.
Suspect descriptions are as follows:
Suspect #1: White or Hispanic male, early 20s, 5'9" to 6'00", med build, short dark hair, clean shaven, wearing a grey long sleeve t-shirt, white shorts and white tennis shoes.
Suspect #2: White or Hispanic male, early 20s, 5'10" to 6'01", med build, dark hair, small goatee, wearing a back baseball hat with a flat brim and green writing on the front, white short sleeve t-shirt, black shorts and dark shoes.
If anyone recognizes the suspects in the photos or if you have knowledge of the crime and would like to share that information with the police, please contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2432 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.