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1 Man, 14 Armed Robberies

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

For a list of the 14 crimes, CLICK HERE

Omaha Police say one young man was responsible for 14 armed robberies. All of the crimes were pulled off over a five-day period. Three of them happened within a 17-minute period.

For a list of the crimes, click the attached pdf file.

Police announced the arrest of 21-year old Deon Stewart on Monday. Initially, he was booked for two robberies. They withheld his arrest photo while investigators talked to other potential victims.

Police credit a tip from the public on Sunday that directed officers to where they could find him.

For weeks -- convenience store workers have been on high alert.

"I was hoping he wouldn't shoot me," said Valero clerk Chris Petty.

From keeping registers low on cash to warning customers to show their faces, convenience stores used every tool of the trade to take the robbery target off their back.

Clerks called the arrest of Stewart a "relief."

With so many robberies involving guns, investigators say we're all fortunate no one has been shot.


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