Information sought on Lyon County robbery

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning.

Deputies responded to the Pilot Travel Center in Fernley around 3 a.m. for reports of an armed robbery.

The suspect allegedly brandished a firearm.

The masked suspect is described as 5 foot 10 to 5 foot 11, weighing 160 to 180 pounds.

He’s described as having dark colored eyes and no race could be determined.

The suspect was wearing dark dress slacks, a dark colored coat that came down to mid-thigh — similar to a pea coat- insulated winter gloves, a multi-colored knit stocking cap, light brown or grey with white soled canvas-style shoes — similar to Vans — and a rubber mask with a white beard.

Anyone with any information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or at


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