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Fremont bank robbery suspect chase ends at Village Pointe Best Buy

Three suspects in custody
Posted: 11:48 AM, Nov 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-16 01:06:39Z
Fremont bank robbery chase ends at Village Point
Fremont bank robbery chase ends at Village Point
Fremont bank robbery chase ends at Village Point
Fremont bank robbery chase ends at Village Point

Nebraska State Patrol troopers have three Fremont bank robbery suspects in custody following a chase Wednesday morning that ended at the Village Pointe Best Buy.

NSP tweeted about the arrests at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday.



Det. Ed Watts with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office  confirmed Wednesday the First State Bank & Trust location in the 1900 block of East Military Avenue, Fremont, had been robbed . 

The original call to police stated there were four or five armed robbers in the bank and they fled after taking money from the cashier drawers. However, Fremont Police said in a release Wednesday afternoon that authorities were not looking for any more suspects. 

The three suspects taken into custody were identified as:

  • Warren D. Copeland, 27, of Omaha; who served six months in Douglas County for accessory to a felony in 2008.
  • Angelo C. Douglas, 25, of Omaha; who served five years, six months in 2011 in Douglas County for robbery and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
  • Warren D. Vasser, 44, of Council Bluffs; who has been sentenced in Douglas County for criminal mischief in 1992, serving one year, 10 months; accessory to a felony in 2000, serving one year, three months; and for a second offense of driving with a revoked/suspended license, for which he served six months.

All three face charges of use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of stolen property, and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, Fremont Police said.

According to a release, a Fremont Police lieutenant saw a vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle, described as a white sport-utility vehicle. The lieutenant dispatched the Nebraska State Patrol, who took over the pursuit from there. 

NSP troopers said they tried to stop the vehicle — later determined to be reported stolen from Omaha last Thursday — on Dodge Street near Elkhorn, and caught the vehicle after a short pursuit. 

All employees at the bank were reported safe.