Omaha Police are hunting for two men who robbed the Bank of the West branch at 44th and Saddle Creek around 10:30 Monday morning. The robbers left a trail of cash that triggered a busy day of tracking leads.
Authorities say one of the men might have been armed with a gun. Both were photographed by surveillance cameras but they were masked.
They made off with an undetermined amount of money. Immediately after the hold-up, officers were sent to several locations where the suspects’ vehicle had been seen. The men were reportedly traveling in a maroon Chevy Blazer.
Officers found a vehicle matching that description at the Charles Drew Health Center, near 30th and Grant. The vehicle’s doors were open and the suspects were gone. The Health Center was locked down.
The search led to 34th and Ohio where police found an envelope with cash inside. It was part of a trail of stolen cash they left on the street. Police found more money near 43rd and Cuming as well as 40th and Grand.
With the loose cash floating around Tim Haversperger said, “Been nice to find some of that money.”
While the green trail gave police an idea of where the robbers had been, it couldn’t tell them where they are now. The hunt continues.
Omaha Police took one man into custody for questioning at 34th and Ohio. Investigators told WOWT 6 News, it appeared he was simply picking up the cash in the parking lot.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-7867. Tips could lead to a $25,000 reward.