Kitchen Knife Used As Weapon

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Omaha Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at the Big Bear Sinclair station at 52nd and Maple early Thursday morning.

A witness, 29-year-old Peter Shimmel, told officers the robber had pulled out a kitchen knife and demanded cash. Shimmel attempted to grab the knife away from the robber. The attempt failed and Shimmel was cut on the finger.

A rescue squad was called to the scene but Shimmel said he didn't need to be transported to a hospital.

The robber fled the area on foot. Officer made a search of the nearby area but found no one.


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