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Burglaries Driving Omahan to Greener Pastures

Updated: 07/23/2014 - A lifetime in Omaha has brought too many burglaries for one man. Jim McGeorge says he’s ready to move and his parting wish is that police catch the latest burglar.

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Burglar Hits Historical Building At Weak Point

Updated: 07/17/2014 - The Old Mattress Factory is a place for fun, food and drinks. Most of the time, it's packed with people. But on July 7th, in the middle of the night when the doors were locked, a man decided to break-in. "The police said it was probably someone who has been in here before," said Peter Violi, Manager.

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Victim Gets Burglarized While Out To Breakfast

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Jeffery Peterson admits he's a bit of a homebody. "Very rarely do I do anything that early in the morning," said Peterson. But on the first of the month, he decided to go out and get breakfast. When he got home, he walked up to the door to go inside. "When I stuck my key in, and turned it. It didn't feel right," said Peterson.

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Copper Burglars Target Vacant 'For Sale' and 'For Rent' Homes

Updated: 07/02/2014 - It's not always easy saying good bye. Especially when what you are saying goodbye to used to be called home sweet home. "I bought this home two years before my goal, I wanted to buy my first home by the time I was 40, and I did it when I was 38. It was my dream, it was my best starter home," said Nancy Lee, homeowner. Clint and Nancy put their beloved home up on the market in March, but just a few weeks ago their little house was broken into.

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Burglars Strike in Broad Daylight

Posted: 06/25/2014 - No neighborhood or part of town is immune to burglaries these days. Even in the quiet gated neighborhood of Whispering Hollow. "It can happen anywhere, I was gone less than 30 minutes," said the homeowner. This victim said on June18th in the middle of the day his neighbors saw two suspicious women knock on his door then go around to the back yard.

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Thieves Steal DJ Equipment, Car From Young Business Owners

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Even at the ages of 20 and 21 Juan and Miguel Chavez know a hard day's work. The pair and a close friend started their own DJ business in high school and now three years later they are booking gigs most weekends.

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Family Hit Twice By Burglars in One Month

Posted: 06/11/2014 - A metro family hopes the saying "the third times the charm" doesn't become true for them. After two burglaries things are changing in the Torres household. "It's kind of scary. Because now when I get home or when my kids get home the first thing we try to do is look around to see if someone is inside the house," said Griselda Torres, victim. The most recent burglary was this past Sunday. While they were at church, the burglars broke in to their home.

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A Rocky First Night in New Apartment

Updated: 06/04/2014 - First time renter Nyahok Chut was really excited to be off on her own. The 'now leasing' and 'welcome home' sign at Wentworth USA apartments seemed perfect to Chut. She moved in May 29th, but didn't stay the night. "And the next day I came to change for work in the morning. And I came in I noticed my guitar was gone, a bag of clothes was gone. Just a lot of stuff, my belongings were gone. And I was like, I think I got robbed," said Chut.

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Police Searching For Repeat Burglar

Posted: 05/28/2014 - After two break-ins in two weeks, Miracle Car Wash owner Tony Bruno is frustrated. "It's my time, its frustrating to come here and have to deal with it more than anything," said Bruno. It's an inconvenience for this busy owner. Bruno is not a first time burglary victim. He was hit a few years ago and now 22 cameras surround his business.

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Woman's Fast Thinking Helps Police Catch Alleged Burglar

Updated: 05/21/2014 - Coming home Michelle Hymer got a surprise she'll never forget. "I go to open my door like normal and I hear some change hitting the floor," said Hymer. She looked up to see a burglar standing in her kitchen. "I pushed my daughter out of the house, she went flying back on the stairs," said Hymer.

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String of Burglaries Put Omaha Neighborhood On Edge

Posted: 05/21/2014 - A string of burglaries puts a neighborhood on edge after five break-ins in just two weeks. Nicole Smith was one of the victims, she said the break-in left her with a feeling that's hard to shake. "Just kind of a creepy, freaky feeling. Just knowing someone has been in your house," shudders Smith. The burglaries in the Willowood neighborhood all happened within four blocks.

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What's Worth More: The Car Or Its Parts?

Updated: 05/15/2014 - When you hear a car is stolen for parts, why is that? Plain and simple, a car's parts cost more than the whole car put together.

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Batteries Ripped From School Buses

Posted: 01/23/2014 - Omaha Police have new evidence to use in a series of burglaries in the industrial area between 60th and 72nd Streets off of Grover. Thieves can clearly be seen breaking into a bus yard where they stole dozens of school bus batteries.

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Employee Theft Investigation

Updated: 01/09/2014 - An employee theft case investigated by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in a felony charge.

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Unlikely Target For Thieves

Updated: 02/11/2014 - There is no cash on hand. No tablets or cell phones, not even a Playstation. The yard at Flinn Paving Company might be the last place you would expect a burglary and that's probably what the two thieves that were caught on video believed.

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Millard Thief Strikes at Lunchtime

Updated: 02/11/2014 - If there's a time and place you wouldn't expect a burglary, this was both. Jimmy Overman's home backs up to the Millard Branch of the Omaha Public Library so a burglary in broad daylight was the last thing he expected when he stepped out for a couple of hours.

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Burglars Are Back: Another Report From The Knolls

Updated: 02/11/2014 - During a crime spree in in the spring Omaha Police indicated there were more than a dozen reports of burglaries in the area just east of The Knolls golf course. In the months since then we have documented a handful more burglary reports.

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Homeowner's System Catches Thieves In Action

Updated: 02/11/2014 - After thieves broke into his home the first time Neil Willer installed an alarm system. A second burglary prompted the addition of security cameras set up in plain sight so potential thieves would know they're on video. None of it worked. Thieves struck again but, at least this time, he has good images of the suspects.

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String of Southwest Omaha Burglaries

Updated: 02/11/2014 - Whoever broke into to Dave Eerie's lot didn't feel pressure to work quickly. "They took their time and I think there was a bunch of them, almost like one of those flash mobs," said Eerie.

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Single Mom Burglarized Twice

Updated: 02/11/2014 - An Omaha mother has been forced to have some difficult conversations with her two children after their home was burglarized. Chantalle Ferguson has been through this before and has advice for all of us, not just single moms.

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Stopping Thieves On Construction Sites

Updated: 02/11/2014 - An Omaha based construction firm is using a cutting edge approach to an old school problem. Lund Ross Constructors uses Wi-Fi and security cameras that are powered by battery packs to provide security to job sites long before permanent electric is installed.

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New Photos & Video of Suspect Released

Posted: 10/31/2013 - For months someone has been hauling away thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal from area businesses. Police had a few leads before and now they have a picture of a man and video of the car they believe he's driving.

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Paralyzed Veterans Ripped Off

Posted: 10/24/2013 - It's happened to churches and pre-schools so maybe we shouldn't be surprised that the Paralyzed Veterans of America building in Omaha was broken into by thieves.

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Showdown With Armed Thief

Updated: 10/24/2013 - Claudie Laizure was walking towards his house as the thief was walking out, carrying his television. "I started to go after him but that's when he pulled out his gun," recalls Laizure.

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