Iqbal Sidhu of Reno Arrested for Intent to Commit Sexual Assualt and Selling Alcohol to Minor
Iqbal Sidhu, a Convenience Clerk at Grab and Go Market is arrested for Battery with Intent to Commit Sexual Assault, 2 Counts of Open and Gross Lewdness, and Selling alcohol to a minor.
On June 27, 2012, detectives assigned to the Reno Police Department Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Iqbal Sidhu, a 32 year old Reno resident, at the “Grab and Go Market” at 1801 W. 4th Street for two counts of Open and Gross Lewdness, Battery with the Intent to Commit Sexual Assault, and Selling alcohol to a minor.
Over the past week Detectives assigned to the Reno Police Department Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit were investigating allegations that suspect Sidhu had recently been selling alcohol to minors in his store and had unlawfully grabbed or touched female juveniles including a 14 year old female juvenile. It is alleged that he groped a14-year-old girl’s breasts and placed his hands down her pants when she came into his store last week to buy alcohol with two teen friends.
On June 27, 2012 Detectives sent a plain clothes female Reno Police Officer into the “Grab and Go Market” posing as a female juvenile attempting to purchase alcohol. When she met with suspect Sidhu, the clerk in the market, he unlawfully grabbed her breasts and sold her alcohol thinking she was 18 years old. Sidhu was arrested for the listed charges related to the crime against the plain clothes Reno Police Officer and the crimes he commited against a 14 year old female juvenile that was attempting to buy alcohol at the market on June 20, 2012. He was booked into the Washoe County Jail.
The Reno Police Department is asking parents to please talk to their children about the dangers of attempting to buy alcohol and drugs as these illegal actions expose your children to dangerous individuals that prey on and victimize them. It is anticipated that there are many more female juvenile victims in our community as a result of Sidu’s illegal activities Reno police on Friday were working to obtain an emergency business license revocation against Iqba’s Grab and go Market who is accused of sexually preyed upon underage girls trying to buy alcohol from him, including an undercover police officer posing as a teen.
As per the Reno Gazette Journal, Lt. Scott Dugan, who heads the regional Street Enforcement Team, said Sidhu’s store had the reputation with McQueen High School students that minors could purchase alcohol there, but only if they sent in young girls.
“This guy was all about the physicality of the interaction,” Dugan said of both lewdness cases. “He was very abrupt about it. As soon as he knew what the intent was of the victim, being to buy alcohol, he knew they were his prey and he went into predator mode immediately fondling the 14-year-old victim and the officer.”
If anyone has information related to this crime, the suspect or has been victimized by Sidu should contact the
Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
Reno Police Department Case No: 12-11890 and 12-12340