Within hours of an armed robbery at a Fort Calhoun gas station on Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested two men in connection with the incident.
Richard A. Fredrickson, 29, and Bradley Terry, 29, both of Omaha were arrested in the Raven Oaks subdivision, 48th and McKinley streets, Omaha, for armed robbery and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
Detective Sgt. Brian Beckman said two men wearing all black with masks covering their faces entered the Calhoun Oil Company, 113 S. 14th St., at approximately 1:55 p.m.. They brandished a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
They fled the scene in a black two-door BMW with dark tinted windows and no license plates, heading south on U.S. Highway 75.
The two were apprehended in the Raven Oaks subdivision by Omaha police.
“Omaha had units in the area and were able to stop them right away,” Beckman said.
The men were believed to be living in the area, Beckman said.
Beckman said there were four people in the gas station at the time of the robbery. No one was injured.
Beckman credited those witnesses for giving detailed descriptions of the men, which led to their quick apprehension.
“They were very observant,” he said.
The sheriff's office also acknowledged the quick response by Washington County Dispatch in relaying the information to deputies and other agencies.
Omaha police and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted during the incident.
Anyone with additional information on the robbery is asked to call the sheriff's office at 402-426-6866.