Omaha Police arrest suspect in multiple credit union robberies

Omaha Police say good surveillance video, DNA, and a fingerprint helped them track down a suspected robber.
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:39 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police said Tuesday that they had arrested a man they believe is responsible for two credit union robberies and an attempted robbery at a third credit union.

Krismas Gatdet, 34, was arrested Monday in the area of 86th and Hanover streets, the OPD report states.

“After interviewing Gatdet at OPD Central Headquarters, investigators booked him at Douglas County Corrections for two counts of robbery, and one count of attempted robbery,” the report states.

He is facing charges for a June 1 robbery at a Metro Federal Credit Union location, a June 10 attempted robbery at First National Credit Union, and a June 13 robbery at Centris Federal Credit Union.

An OPD report revealed new details about the June 1 robbery. During that incident, the robber passed the Metro Credit Union teller a note that read: “This is a robbery, large bills, no dye pack.” He then said, “Do what the note says and don’t touch the button.”

She then took $100s and $50s from her drawer, and asked, “Is that it?” He then demanded smaller bills. He was given cash and ran.

An employee there said the man’s tone was aggressive but calm and quiet, the report states.

The report indicates the robber may have been let into the bank by another customer as an employee there couldn’t recall whether she had unlocked the controlled access for entry doors.

An assistant manager at a nearby gas station told police that she thought the robber had been in the store before the robbery. Police said they identified the suspect on surveillance recordings and saw that he had purchased a cup of water and tossed it into the dumpster outside after drinking out of it. The forensics unit obtained the cup to determine whether any DNA evidence or fingerprints could be recovered.

Another gas station employee said the suspect had been in the store the day before; surveillance video of that visit allowed police to obtain images of a suspect vehicle with a bent license plate. Police later used the information to lead them to a suspect, also seen on video entering the credit union after leaving the gas station, according to the report.

An OPD report from the June 10 incident states that the would-be robber handed a teller a note demanding money, but he left when the teller refused to give him any.

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