Update: Burglars Hit Marriott Hotel Under Construction

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

The two men accused of stealing televisions from a Marriott hotel, that is currently under construction, made their first court appearance Tuesday.

According to prosecutors, Tanner Pohlmeier confessed to Monday's burglary. The judge set Pohlmeier's bond at ten percent of $15,000 and appointed a public defender.

Pohlmeier's alleged accomplice, Juan Garibay, was also appointed a public defender and had bond set at ten percent of $15,000.

Both are expected back in court May 13 for a preliminary hearing.

Posted April 14, 2014

Two men are behind bars after allegedly stealing more than a dozen televisions from a Marriott hotel that's under construction in West Omaha.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies were called to the Marriott at 182nd and Cuming Street Sunday. When they arrived, they reported seeing a man running from the hotel.

A deputy chased the suspect on foot and arrested 19-year-old Tanner Pohlmeier at a nearby car dealership. He was booked for burglary and obstruction.

While the foot pursuit occurred, another deputy spotted a silver Chevy Blazer leaving the hotel. The Blazer was stopped about two blocks from the scene; inside deputies reported two stolen 39-inch TVs from the hotel, a switchblade knife, and a small amount of marijuana. Deputies identified the driver as 21-year-old Juan Garibay, who was arrested for burglary, CCW-knife, possession marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The Sheriff's Department said a K9 officer was brought to the hotel and no other suspects were found. A total of 13 televisions were taken from hotel rooms; all of which have been found and returned to the owner.

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