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Too Close For Comfort, Burglars Steal From A Car Parked In Driveway

22 mins ago - When Nicholas Harrison came out to his car the morning of April 7th, it wasn't the way he left it. The back hatch was halfway open. Burglars stole $2500 worth of stereo equipment and speakers in the middle of the night. Fortunately, a neighbor was riding by on his bike and was able to get a partial description of the vehicle. He said the burglars were driving a white Honda Pilot with Nebraska plates, ??? 727.

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Woman Comes Home To Burglar, Then Tries To Chase Them Down

Updated: 04/16/2014 - Single mother of three Amanda Chin came home to a frightening sight April 10th. A silver mercury van was backed up to her back porch. She saw it as she was walking to her house, but her three young children did not. "They were jumping out and I am like panicking," said Chin. "So when the guy saw them running towards the house, he jumped in the car. And my reaction was, I told the kids go into the house and lock the door."

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Scrap Metal Thefts, What To Do and Where To Turn

Updated: 04/09/2014 - It's weighed, it's piled and then smashed and crushed. Scrap metal and cars come in by the tons to Lakeside Auto Recyclers every single day. But they do more than collect and buy metal, they're also sometimes eyes and ears for Omaha police officer Bill Fell. Officer Fell investigates scrap metal thefts. "It's difficult to catch it at times," said Fell. "You will see the stacks in the back there that are enormous in size. There are four stories of steel back there that comes in on a weekly basis."

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Police Need Help Identifying Clumsy Burglars

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A cigarette sign hanging outside Tobacco Road Discounts reads "More to Explore." Advice two burglars took literally Wednesday, March 26th. Surveillance video captures the pair casing the place, then throwing a cinder block through the glass door. From there it's a scramble. One burglar slipped and fell right as he gets inside.

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Elderly Veteran's Surveillance Video Captures Burglars

Updated: 03/26/2014 - Albert Topping is a Korean War Vet, a retired contractor, and really one of the nicest people you will meet. At 77 years young, this retired veteran is still very handy. He's also cautious. Cameras and locks protect his home on 33rd and Evans St, but all that still didn't stop burglars earlier this month. He was robbed March 15th.

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String of Garage Burglaries

Updated: 03/19/2014 - It didn't take long for a neighborhood to discover it fell victim to string of break-ins. "As the morning was going along we were all just kind of pointing at each other going 'You to?'," said one victim. This homeowner was one of at least ten victims whose garage was broken into over night on March, 14th. "Evidently they put a large bar here and broke the handle," said Mervin Vannier. His son's garage was broken into.

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Burglar Steals Wine From Law Firm

Posted: 03/12/2014 - Under the cover of darkness, a burglar breaks into the Cullan and Cullan Law Firm. The video shows the guy standing out front, then peering into the windows. After a few seconds, he decides to go inside. Minutes go by and he comes back out. Police said the crook made this trip in and out three times throughout the night. During those trips, he didn't come in and out empty handed. The guy made off with seven wine bottles and a decanter, a unique steal coming from a law firm.

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Burglar Gets Away With Only A Pocket Full Of Change

Updated: 03/05/2014 - It's business as usual inside the Scooters Coffeehouse on 78th Street and Dodge Street. As the coffee grinder hums, it's near impossible to tell a few days earlier this little store was broken into by a burglar.

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Neighbors Tip Ends String Of Burglaries

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A phone call telling Tamona Johnson her home had been burgled sent her into a state of panic. She's a single mother of three. "It was around when school was letting out," said Johnson. Quickly that feeling was replaced by another when she saw her home for the first time. "You feel so violated," said Johnson.

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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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Thieves Hit West O Stores, Dump Safe In Bluffs

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Three burglaries within an hour at two locations in Southwest Omaha certainly appear to be connected. Security cameras at two stores help lay out the suspects' methods but it's what was found in Council Bluffs that could help lead to an arrest.

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ATM Thieves Strike Again

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Everything about the two crimes seems to match. Omaha Police investigators can't say with certainty but, after watching the video, you decide if they're looking for the same suspects in two burglaries at Northwest Omaha convenience stores that targeted cash machines.

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