UPDATE: Armed Robber Hits Two Elko Gas Stations
UPDATE: Elko Police said they arrested a Battle Mountain man in connection to two gas station armed robberies. Clifford Dixon Jr., 33, was arrested at a gas station in Elko Monday afternoon without incident. Elko Police thanked those who provided information that resulted in the arrest.
ELKO, Nevada (KLIX)-A suspect carrying a handgun robbed two gas stations within an hour Sunday evening in Elko, Nevada. According to the Elko Police Department, the first robbery was reported at 5:30 p.m. on the west side of town at a convenience store. The suspect pulled out a silver handgun and told the clerk to give him cash and a box of cigarettes and fled on foot. About an hour later a second robbery was reported at another gas station on Idaho St. where the suspect again pulled out a silver handgun and demanded more cigarettes and cash. This time the suspect left the area in a dark-colored "beat up" sedan, according to Elko Police. The suspect is described as light-skinned, slender build, and 150 to 160 pounds. At the time the person was wearing a great sweatshirt with paint stains, and a blue and white plaid undershirt. The suspect was wearing what appears to be a full-face ski mask.