The Storey County Sheriff's Office tells News 4 the perpetrator presented himself as an insurance salesman and pushed his way into the residence were he bound the male homeowner and ransacked the house in search of money.
The homeowner suffered non-life threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital.
The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his early twenties, with short black hair, and possibly armed with a handgun. He was wearing aviator type sunglasses, a reddish colored shirt, dark pants and sneakers. He was reportedly driving a 2-door sedan, dark in color. As the perpetrator left the residence, the homeowner was able to get off 4 to 5 shots from his own weapon, possibly hitting the passenger side of the vehicle.
Sheriff Antinoro is cautioning all residents not to open their door to strangers. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the Storey County Sheriff's Office or their local law enforcement immediately.
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