October 1, 2014
Omaha police have arrested 22 year old Larry Gaines after he went on a mini crime spree, leaving four victims in his wake.
Gaines is accused of trying to carjack a car at gunpoint at Weber Plaza on North 30th Street, but that car would not start. Gaines then allegedly robbed a woman of her purse at gunpoint, carjacked a car all in the same area before taking off. A chase followed, Omaha police went after the suspect the police helicopter was also involved.
Gaines allegedly ditched the car and ran upon 63 year old James Smith and his dog in his SUV near 80th and Cedar. Gaines tried to take Smith's vehicle. Smith refused, and Gaines then hit Smith in the mouth.
Police arrested Gaines. He faces a number of charges including four counts of robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.