North Platte, Neb. — North Platte Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred about 30 minutes apart on Monday, April 2, between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m.
In the first incident, a male dressed in black clothing with a black bandanna covering his face entered the Kwik Stop at 1420 Rodeo Road. The suspect brandished a large kitchen knife at the clerk and demand the cash from the register The suspect removed cash from the drawer and left.
In the second incident, a suspect matching the same description entered Penny’s Diner and brandished a large kitchen knife at the clerk. The suspect again removed cash from the drawer and left.
The suspect also entered the Kwik Stop at 9th and Jeffers, but did not commit a robbery although it is believed that was his intention.
Witnesses describe the suspect as Hispanic or Native American and being approximately 6-feet-tall with an average build. It was further reported the suspect may have a scar on his nose. A maroon pickup is also believed to be involved in the incidents and it’s unknown if the suspect was working alone or if there were others in the vehicle.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If you have information about these incidents, you’re urged to call North Platte Police Department or the Lincoln County Crimestoppers program.