Nine Teens Arrested in Weekend Carjackings

Nine teenagers were arrested in connection to two carjackings in Omaha over the weekend. In both cases, the suspects were armed.

"I don't know what I’d a did if they'd stop, see. I do not know what I’d a did, they could have got out and grabbed me, throw me in and got me. I'm just trying to protect my interest, my daughter's interest,” a carjacking victim said.

The victim asked WOWT 6 News to not identify him. On Friday, he was carjacked near 30th and Sorensen Parkway. According to the victim, his SUV was warming up in the driveway, when he noticed someone get in and drive away.

The victim chased his car down the block; that's when the driver stopped, got out, and confronted him. What happened next, the man will never forget.

"I said hey, ya'll stole my daughter's car," the victim recalled. The teen suspect, who police say is 13 or 14 years old, pulled a gun on the man.

The KIA SUV was later found here near 36th and Grand Avenue. All four teens inside took off on foot when police tried to pull them over; with the help of the police helicopter, all four were arrested.

Sunday morning, another carjacking occurred at an apartment complex off 72nd and Crown Point. Police quickly responded and a pursuit began. The stolen SUV ended up crashed near 36th and Belvedre Blvd. The five teen suspects jumped out and ran. Police arrested two suspects immediately; three were tracked down by a police dog.


Carjacking Suspects

Nineteen-year-old Tomas Smith was booked for Robbery, Use of a Weapons to Commit a Felony and Obstructing. Eighteen-year-old Armon Jackson was booked for Robbery, Use of a Weapon and Obstructing.

The other three suspects involved in Sunday's incident are juveniles and were not identified. One is a 15-year old male booked at the Douglas County Youth Center for Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Obstructing, Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. Another is a 16-year-old male booked at DCYC for Robbery, Use of a Weapon and Obstructing. The third suspect is a 16-year-old male booked for Obstructing. He also has two juvenile warrants.

"I hate to see them out here doing this, when they can get a job, when they ain't got to steal nothing, we out here trying to make a living,” the victim said.

Of the nine suspects arrested, two are 13 years old and two are 14. A few of the suspects were already wanted on juvenile warrants.


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