Two teens arrested following robberies

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Police arrested two teenagers last week who are suspected in a string of three robberies in Omaha and Bellevue.

The suspects — a 14-year-old from Bellevue and a 17-year-old from Omaha, who police declined to identify because they are minors — were arrested in Omaha and taken to the Douglas County Youth Corrections Center.

The two boys face charges for robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Officers from the Omaha Police Department responded May 14 to a robbery about 4:03 a.m. at Kwik Shop near 32nd and Q streets.

The employee told police the suspects displayed a firearm and demanded money, according to a police report. The suspects fled with an undetermined amount of money and two liquor bottles.

Officers later located the suspects near 30th and T streets. After a short foot pursuit, two suspects were apprehended. A third suspect couldn’t be located.

Omaha police had not located the third suspect as of Monday morning, said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman.

The Bellevue Police Department believes the teens were involved with two robberies earlier this month at Bellevue convenience stores, said Officer Laurie Synowiecki, a Bellevue police spokeswoman.

Bellevue police responded to a robbery May 5 at Kwik Shop, 4151 Harrison St., and another robbery May 11 at Tobacco Hut, 4011 Harrison St.

Criminal charges for the Bellevue robberies are pending, Synowiecki said. Authorities are still looking for a third suspect involved with the robberies.

The same Kwik Shop on Harrison Street was robbed again Sunday by a male suspect about 10:22 p.m. The suspect was described as a black man with a dark completion, between age 16 and 20, about 6-foot-2-inches with a very thin build.

The man left the area on foot with an undetermined amount of money and merchandise. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

Bellevue police haven’t determined whether the recent incident is related to the other incidents, Synowiecki said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bellevue Police Department at 402-293-3100 or Sarpy County Crime Stoppers at 402-592-7867.

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