Omaha police hunt for prolific burglars - Omaha.com
Published Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 9:54 am
Omaha police hunt for prolific burglars

Omaha police are searching for at least two men in connection with more than 20 burglaries in Omaha.

Police say they believe that the men may be linked to several other burglaries in Lincoln, Tennessee, Alabama and Missouri.

Omaha police officer James Shade said he was “not sure how many (burglaries) were committed in the other states, but I imagine it is a lot, too.''

He said the burglaries have occurred over the last year.

“We believe the burglars are not from here (Omaha),'' Shade said, “so it makes it more difficult to identify and catch them.''

The suspects generally break into strip malls, Omaha police said, and after burglarizing one business, they bust through a wall to burglarize another. The men use walkie-talkies, which police said leads them to believe that the men have a lookout working with them.

Police said in one of the Omaha cases, which occurred Sunday between 3 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., the men broke into the Clubhouse Lounge near North 90th Street and Maplewood Boulevard by prying open the bar's back door. Cash was taken and several game machines and a cash register were damaged.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

Contact the writer: Jay Withrow

jay.withrow@owh.com    |   402-444-1259    |  

Jay covers crime, weather, breaking news and other stories for Omaha.com.

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