Reward offered in Minden robbery |

Reward offered in Minden robbery

Staff Reports

A $750 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a robbery of a Minden convenience store on Friday night.

Investigators are seeking help from the public in identifying those responsible for a robbery that occurred at the J&M Mini Mart in Minden at 8:45 p.m. Friday.

The robber entered the store wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark mask and gloves, according to Sgt. Jim Halsey of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

He located the clerk who was cleaning up inside the store and pointed a handgun at the clerk, demanding that the clerk open the cash register and give him all the money from inside. The clerk complied, placing the money inside a small nylon bag that the suspect had produced.

The robber then fled the store, running to a vehicle which was parked in front of the store in the open parking lot. He quickly got into the front passenger side of the vehicle, described as a grey-colored 4-door sedan with dark-tinted windows (unknown license plate). The vehicle, possibly an Audi or Volkswagon Jetta, then sped off across Highway 395, westbound onto 5th St, where it turned northbound on Esmerelda Avenue, out of view.

Based on the manner in which the suspect entered the vehicle, and the vehicle quickly speeding off thereafter, it is believed a second suspect remained inside the vehicle during the robbery to function as a getaway driver.

A reward of up to $750 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The robber is described as approximately 5ft-11in to 6ft tall, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, dark-colored mask, and black gloves.

The clerk was not injured in the incident.

An undisclosed amount of currency was stolen.