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2 men, 1 teen arrested in Pahrump for robbing a store clerk at gunpoint

Posted at 7:43 AM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 10:43:15-05
Two men and a male juvenile were arrested on armed robbery charges after holding a store clerk at gunpoint in Pahrump.
Around 6 p.m. Sunday, Nye County police were dispatched to Horizon Market at 840 East Highway 372 for a report of an armed robbery. A female store clerk said that two masked men came into the store, pointed a gun at her, and demanded money from the cash register. The suspects stole cash and merchandise and fled on foot. The store clerk was shaken up, but she was not physically harmed.
A third individual who was already in Horizon Market at the time of the robbery was also believed to be involved as he fled with the suspects.
Detectives identified two suspects after obtaining surveillance footage of the robbery: 21-year-old Lucas Partain, who was a conspirator, and a 17-year-old minor, who was one of the masked robbers. Both were placed into custody.
Police later identified 18-year-old Joseph Nelson as a third suspect. He was promptly arrested.
Partain and Nelson were booked into the Nye County Detention Center and are being held on bail at $55,640 each. The 17-year-old was turned over to Nye County Juvenile Probation. His identity will not be released because he is a minor.
Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Nye County Sherriff's Office at 775-751-7000.