Sparks Good Samaritan robbed by 2 men

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Updated: 7/15/2013 2:17 pm

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a Sparks resident who was trying to be a Good Samaritan ended up being the victim of an armed robbery.

Police say the man was riding his motorcycle near the Truckee River about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he spotted someone who appeared to need help along the road near Fisherman's Park on Galletti Way.

When he stopped to assist, he says the suspect pulled out a gun and robbed him.

Police say a second man appeared to be an accomplice in the scam.

They're looking for two Hispanic men. One is described as being unshaven, in his early 30s, about 6 feet tall, 170-180 pounds. The other is in his late 30s, about 5-foot-7, with a heavy-set build. He is described as having bushy, messy hair.

If you have any information, call Secret Witness at 322-4900. They are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to arrest.


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Kramer - 7/15/2013 4:10 PM
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rarely see any females there except waiting for the bus on Greg... nice bike trail by the river. what part of Hades are U from?

Kramer - 7/15/2013 4:08 PM
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I stop on Galletti for the geese crossing, and also becuase the DMV is nearby and i have to pray for a BREAK!!

Kramer - 7/15/2013 4:07 PM
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Yo, DD: they allowed them there so as to limit the illegal activirty, so to speak. I use the (Galletti Way) NV Employment casual labor office there at the corner with Kitzke, and i rarely see anything beyond 'undocumented' and other day laborers in the vicinity. Sure, transients are a little distasteful, but i think your bias (prejudice?) is showing. the idea was that at that location (near State offices, etc) that predators and drug dealers woould be discouraged, and also charities have one location for outreach (like free water/lunches). Lighten up- no vigilante wants to mow his own lawn, no?

DeputyDawg - 7/15/2013 8:00 AM
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There are only three things you stop on Galetti Way for; illegal workers, hookers or drugs. When will people learn and when will Sparks and Reno PD do something about the illegals, prostitutes and drug dealers and addicts that hang out around there?
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