Information sought on Lyon County robbery

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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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