- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno police have arrested a robbery and burglary suspect after two bystanders tackled him outside a check-cashing store he had allegedly just held up.

Police say 50-year-old Troy Dittmer of Reno allegedly was armed with a stun gun when he demanded money from clerks at two different check-cashing businesses Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say he left the first business on Warren Way at about 3 p.m. then robbed another one on East Plumb Lane about a half hour later.

Police say the second clerk fled to a neighboring store to report the crime. Dittmer also took off, but two bystanders tackled him to the ground and held him there until police arrived.

He was booked into the Washoe County Jail where he was being held without bail Thursday on charges of attempted robbery and first-degree burglary.


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