Reward increased to $1,000 in Minden robbery |

Reward increased to $1,000 in Minden robbery

Staff Reports

Secret Witness has increased the reward to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in last weekend’s armed robbery of a Minden convenience story.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released photos from the crime which occurred at the J&M Mini Mart on Highway 395 in Minden about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 10.

“We are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect or vehicle involved,” said Sgt. Jim Halsey.

A man wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt, mask and gloves, entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk who was cleaning up inside, and demanded all the cash in the register be placed inside a nylon bag that the suspect provided.

He fled the store in a vehicle waiting outside the store which may have been a Jetta or an Audi and headed into Minden.

The clerk was uninjured, and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Deputies believe a second suspect was waiting inside the vehicle during the robbery as the getaway driver.

The suspect who took the money is described as 5-feet-11 to 6-feet tall, medium build, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Secret Witness at 782-7463 or Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigations, 782-9905.