ATM Thieves Strike Again

By: Jim Siedlecki Email
By: Jim Siedlecki Email

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.

The Speedee Mart at 138th & Manderson is the latest target. The security cameras there capture two males and a female driver pulling up in a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer. The two men get out, open the back door and break into the store. They head right for the ATM and push it out the front door and into the waiting SUV. The video looks very similar to one I found from last November. The same pattern is at work as the suspects swipe the ATM from the Linden Park Hyvee gas station near 132nd & Dodge.

Another repeat burglary has small business owners and other tenants in an office building near 84th & West Center frustrated. A receptionist at a doctor's office said the pattern is alarming. "This is the third time in 18 months and we were broken into this spring," said the employee who didn't want us to use her name.

Make sure and check the updated list to see if a pattern is developing in your neighborhood. Remember, the best way to get burglars off the street is to report suspicious activity if you see it. Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1.


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