Update: Robbery Suspect Caught After Chase

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A man was taken into custody Thursday morning following a robbery and pursuit through south Omaha.

Thirty-six-year-old Peter Ruedas Jr. was booked for theft by unlawful taking, flight to avoid arrest and obstruction. He allegedly stole a pickup at gunpoint in the Hy-Vee parking lot at 35th and L Streets around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Minutes later, a man was robbed near 38th and F, but police haven't said if Ruedas is a suspect.

Officers tracked the stolen truck to 48th and L and tried to pull it over. The driver led them on a chase to 49th and U before getting out and running away. A police K-9 found Ruedas nearby.

He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center to be treated for a dog bite and possible hypothermia. During the search, an officer hurt his ankle landing awkwardly after scaling a fence.

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