Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Located in: Current Crimes

Chadron Police Department investigating robbery in Chadron

On May 1, 2012 at approximately 1:52 am, two males (one possibly Native American) entered Common Cents gas station (Chadron) wearing blankets on their heads trying to conceal their identity. One male went directly to the coolers while the other male stood near the front counter telling the store clerk “do not do anything,” while pointing something under the blanket at the clerk. The two males then took two 30 packs of beer and left in an older model light blue Ford pickup. 

            Chadron Police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on North Main Street before the robbery was reported through the communications center. As Sergeant Loutzenhiser was attempting to catch up to the speeding vehicle, communications broadcasted information that a robbery had just occurred at Common Cents and provided the description that matched the vehicle officer’s where pursuing North on Main Street.  Officers continued to follow the vehicle as it fled out-of-town and located it wrecked at the intersection of McHenry Road and Slim Buttes Road, approximately six miles Northeast of Chadron. The vehicle was unoccupied and still running when officers arrived on scene.

            With the assistance of the Dawes County Sheriffs Office, Nebraska State Patrol and the Pine Ridge Police Department, a two hour long search was conducted for the suspects.  The suspects were not located. The Chadron Police Department is continuing its investigation into this incident and encourages anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Chadron Police Department at 308-432-0510 or may remain anonymous by calling the Dawes County Crime Stoppers at 308-432-0519 and up to a $1000.00 reward maybe paid for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for this crime.