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2 arrested in series of Omaha robberies

2 arrested in series of Omaha robberies
Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 13:12:50-04

Omaha police say two men have been arrested in connection to a series of convenience store robberies around the metro.

An armed robbery in Dundee on a Monday afternoon in early October is part of the investigation. A woman told 3 News Now she saw a man run into a convenience store at 50th Street and Underwood Avenue with a gun.

Investigators arrested 23-year-old Carlos Farley and 22-year-old Dustin Burghardt. Police say evidence was found after executing search warrants at N 66th and Pinkney streets and S 29th and W streets.

Police say several departments assisted in tracking down the suspects. Auto theft detectives helped identify 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.

Farley was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of robbery, and seven counts of use of a weapon - not gun.

Burghardt was booked on suspicion of three counts of robbery.

Police are still asking anyone with information on the series of robberies to call Omaha Police Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.