Robbery suspect in custody

MINDEN -- A Gardnerville man was arrested Monday in connection with the Sept. 24 armed robbery of Hamdogs Bar and Restaurant.

Tracey Lee Lock, 29, was arrested about 4 p.m. after parole and probation officers went to his home on an unrelated matter.

They found him hiding in a closet. They also discovered a handgun, which led to Lock's arrest for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Lock was a former employee of Hamdogs who left three or four months ago.

He is being held in Douglas County jail for parole violation, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Mezzetta, the robbery occurred about 2:10 a.m. as two employees and a patron were inside Hamdogs Bar and Restaurant at 1267 Highway 395.

"The suspect fired a single round from his weapon during the initial confrontation to gain the attention and compliance of those inside the business," said Mezzett.

He then herded the trio into a storeroom where he locked them inside and fled with the money.

About 10 minutes later, Mezzetta said, the three hostages were able to escape and call for help.


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