The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reports that a robbery that occurred Saturday night in Sun Valley, just north of Reno, wound up traveling 30 miles south to Carson City.
Preliminary information indicates that a young woman was paying for gas at a Sun Valley gas station when a man approached her and forcefully demanded money. The money was given and the robber took off. The victim’s boyfriend learned of the heist and managed to catch up with the robber in Washoe Valley. The robber got off the freeway using the eastbound off-ramp at College Parkway. At the end of the off-ramp, at the signal light, the pursuing male reportedly fired at least one shot at the robber.
What happened after that is sketchy but Carson City deputies quickly spotted the pursuer’s white sedan and soon had the driver out and on the ground at the Shell station, across from the Carson Mall. The man appeared to cooperate with deputies.
In the meantime, other deputies were searching the area off the eastbound I-580 off-ramp at College Parkway where the one shot was fired at the robber. Four or five deputies were using their flashlights to discover any available evidence that may have been left behind.
Other details remain sketchy. We hope to have more information later this morning.