Posted 2 years ago
By Scott Carlson
Two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the Kwik Stop robbery. Marcus Thomas is being held at the Lincoln County Detention Center on charges of Robbery and Shoplifting. Tamara Thomas has been arrested and charged with Aiding and Abetting Robbery.
The Post is still awaiting more details from the North Platte Police Department.
The Kwik Stop at B and Jeffers Streets in North Platte was robbed Saturday evening.
According to Kwik Stop President Dan O’Neil, an unknown black male entered the store and appeared as if he was going to use the restroom which is located behind the counter.
Instead, he approached the clerk from behind, pressed an unknown object in his pocket against her and demanded money. The clerk, fearing for her safety, complied and gave the suspect the money from the cash registers.
The suspect then departed the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to O’Neil, the suspect never removed the object from his pocket, so it was not clear whether he had a firearm or some other object. However, he said the suspect implied that he had a firearm and the clerk had no reason to believe that he didn’t.
O’Neil said several customers were also in the store at the time of the incident and he said the most important thing to him was that nobody was hurt. Additionally, he said the clerk handled herself professionally and followed company policy throughout the ordeal.
The store remains open for business.
The North Platte Police Department has not responded to the Post’s request for information on the crime or the suspect.
*This is a developing story*