In very few occasions do you hear of robbers carrying out multiple robberies in a series of stores. Well, that was the case with two men who have been arrested in connection to a series of convenience store robberies around metro.
The investigation includes an armed robbery that was conducted in Dundee on a Monday afternoon in early October. One woman who witnessed the incident revealed that a man run into a convenience store at 50th Street and Underwood Avenue with a gun.
The arrests cap an investigation of a string of holdups targeting convenience stores in Omaha and the surrounding area. The subsequent investigation led to the identification of the man who assisted in the robberies and later to their main suspect.
Carlos Farley who’s aged 23-years and Dustin Burghardt aged 22-years were both arrested by investigators in connection to the robberies. The police revealed that evidence was found after executing search warrants at N 66th and Pinkney streets and S 29th and W streets.
Investigators also said that multiple departments assisted in tracking down the suspects. The Auto theft detectives identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle, while searches of data bases and assistance from the public helped them identify Farley and Burghardt as suspects.
The 23-year-old Farley was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of robbery, and seven counts of use of a weapon. Farley’s counterpart was booked on suspicion of three counts of robbery.
Authorities are requesting anyone with information on the series of robberies to call Omaha Police Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.