OPD: Father, son among 3 arrested in string of burglaries in Omaha, surrounding cities

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 18:31:41-04

Authorities have arrested three men — two of them father and son — in connection with multiple burglaries after the suspects attempted to rob a convenience store in Plattsmouth, according to an OPD press release issued Tuesday.

The three men are suspects in 17 convenience store burglaries, targeting cash drawers and ATMs, that occurred in the Omaha area between Feb. 17 and April 11, the release states. Antonio Collier, 34; his son, Antonio Brown, 19; and Romando Morse, 40, were arrested by deputies from Cass and Sarpy counties, who pulled over the suspects' vehicle as it entered Sarpy County, the release states.

Investigations had led law enforcement to the Speedee Mart in Plattsmouth, which authorities said the suspects attempted to rob at 1:45 a.m. April 11 but fled after an audible alarm went off, the release states.

Authorities say the suspects can be tied to at least nine and up to 17 Omaha-area burglaries, including one in Bellevue; as well as a robbery in Council Bluffs.

Collier faces two counts of burglary, and Brown faces one count of possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of attempted burglary, and nine counts of burglary, according to the release. The pair had been held in the Cass County Jail but have since been transferred to Douglas County Corrections.

Morse, held on a federal detainer, will face additional charges once transferred to Douglas County, the release states.