One South Omaha business was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, 15 minutes after an attempted robbery about three miles away.
Police said long guns — rifles or shotguns — were used in both incidents. Officer James Shade said police aren’t sure the two were committed by the same people, but it “sure as heck looks like” they were.
The first occurred about 10:10 p.m. at the drive-thru window at the McDonald’s at 3909 S. 42nd St. The suspect showed a gun and demanded cash, but the clerk slammed the drive-thru window down and the vehicle, believed to be a red pickup, drove off.
Midtown Gas and Grocery, 1222 S. 24th St., then was robbed by two people with long guns who took an undetermined amount of cash. Police said the two were “very aggressive and attempted to hit the clerks.”
The descriptions of the suspects in both incidents had similarities, including the use of rifles or shotguns, and that at least one person wore a ski mask.
Shade said police will acquire video equipment from both businesses in the investigation.