OPD searching for two men who robbed convenience stores overnight

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-15 16:44:14-04

Omaha Police are searching for two men who robbed gas stations overnight Friday.  

The first robbery happened around 4:15 a.m. at the Casey's at the 9900  block of Q Street. 

Witnesses say a masked man went in the convenience store with a brown bag in his hand - pointing it - as if it was a handgun. The man demanded cash and cigarettes and got away on foot. 

He's described as white, about 5 foot 11" and skinny-build; wearing black shorts, sweatshirt and ski mask. 

The second robbery happened about half an hour later at the Kum and Go at the 8900 block of Boyd Street.

Officers were told a man wearing a skeleton mask waved what appeared to be a handgun covered in a plastic bag, demanding money. The man took lottery tickets and cash.

He's described as white, 5 foot 9"; wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black ski mask with "skeleton design."