Carson City and Sparks Home Depot and Lowe’s stores were reportedly burglarized by 47 year old Brent Akers of Sparks. Police say Akers would enter a store and put large boxes of merchandise in his shopping cart and then head for the check-out line. Akers had earlier opened the boxes and stuffed very expensive merchandise inside them hoping the cashier wouldn’t notice them.
On one occasion in Carson City at a Home Depot an alert cashier looked deep inside one of the merchandise boxes and discovered expensive tools and electronic devices At that point Akers immediately left the scene, got into his pickup and headed for home in Sparks.
It’s not well known how many burglary attempts Akers made in the Reno-Carson City area but when police said he struck again at a Lowe’s store in Sparks he got caught – again. He was followed home by law enforcement, stopped and arrested. Akers was charged with Commercial Burglary and Attempted Grand Larceny and found himself in custody of Sparks Police.