A transient was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbing an Omaha bank and a sub shop.
Police say 52-year-old Gerald Grant faces charges of two counts of robbery. Grant allegedly held up the Bank of the West branch near 87th and Center Monday morning. Police say he's also responsible for a robbery at the Subway restaurant near 30th and Ames.
Grant allegedly demanded money from a bank teller and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. No weapon was shown.
A witness observed Grant run to a white Oldsmobile parked just south of the bank. Officers checked the license plate number the witness jotted down, which was registered to an owner at the Ponderosa Pointe Apartments near 72nd and Harrison.
Heavily armed officers surrounded the complex, but they were unable to locate the vehicle and it appears the car owned by the person living there was not the one involved in the robbery.
"Officers out of an abundance of caution set up a perimeter to ensure that the bank robbery suspects haven't gone back to this residence,” said Omaha Police Capt. Michele Bang.