The arrests of five men has cleared a number of recent Omaha robbery and burglary cases.
A few days ago, the Subway sandwich shop on Saddle Creek Road was robbed. Police say 20-year-old Jarrel Buford and 18-year-old Victor Finley were responsible. Buford has been booked for two counts of robbery; Finley booked for one count of being an accessory to a felony; however, that charge was later dropped.
Police believe they have also cleared up a number of burglaries, one of them at the 4 Seasons Car Wash near 150th and Pacific streets. Tom Lee is the owner and says someone destroyed property and stole money along with his peace of mind. “Got in here, he used a grinder, grinded the locks off the changers. It's irritating, feel violated, pain in the butt.”
Police booked 33-year-old Michael Lewis for the car wash burglary and a list of other break-ins at local laundromats. Police say the arrests are the result of good police work and help from the public.
“This is a significant arrest,” said Omaha Police Capt. Kerry Neumann. “The citizens that gave information and the officers of the Omaha police, both uniform and detective bureaus, sharing information and being alert, very good work by the police department and the citizens that witnessed these crimes.”
Police also arrested two other men, 20-year-old Darshawn Robinson and 30-year-old Malcom Harris Jr., both booked on robbery charges.