(UPDATED) BREAKING NEWS: Armed Robbery at Kwik Stop in North Platte

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

UPDATE:

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.

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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*

 

 


  • ShakingMyHead

    Hope they catch whoever it was!!!

    Current score: 7
  • sumting wong here

    nice this kid is why you CANT WORK in a Convience Store!!

    Current score: 4
    • uhh huh??

      Really. U said that??

      Current score: 2
    • Ugh

      Really? Maybe this should remind people that people that work at convient stores deserve some respect????

      Current score: 1
  • Whaaaaat?

    Thank you, Jesus, that the clerk was not hurt.

    Current score: 14
  • nra

    Two words concealed carry

    Current score: 21
  • me

    Obama’s son is at it again.

    Current score: 19
  • sumting wong here

    they caught him, just wonder if he was local or a dis placed big city person?? crap like that just doesnt happen here

    Current score: 1
    • Susan

      There was also another person arrested for aiding and abetting.

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    • stfu

      You are kidding right? Murders happen here, people get chopped up into litttle bits, rapes happen here, even with inatimate objects, children get taken advantage of on the reg., have you looked at how many chimos live in this town? But robbery, nah that just doesn’t happen here.. Are you freaking delusional?

      Current score: 18
      • Something needs done

        People get robbed here all the time look at Joliffe and whats the others name Morash (I think). These guys rob too!!! This town is full of crime…from all a

        Current score: 0
        • Something needs done

          (finish) all walks of life displaced or not…these individuals have no respect for others.

          Current score: 2
        • Ralph Mouth

          Moser is the name

          Current score: 0
    • Attitude

      ‘crap like that just doesnt happen here”

      Uh…do you live in a hole or something, or just oblivious to everything happening in this town???

      Current score: 0
  • happily relocated

    I lived in North Platte, its a scum hole. I’m shocked there aren’t more articles like this.
    But more importantly, thank the Lord no one was hurt. The clerk was smart and probably trained on how to handle the situation. Hopefully they caught the right people and court goes well.

    Current score: 4
    • Chuck Matson

      Wow. Another person who supposedly left but just can`t help sticking their “happily relocated” noses in NP affairs.

      Current score: 27
      • stfu

        Did they do anything wrong by reading an article posted online, and posting a reply?? If you want so badly for only NP to know NP news maybe you should try to get the websites taken down. As long as our news is online, it’s for everyone to see..

        Current score: 3
        • Chuck Matson

          Not that I owe you a explanation , but I don’t like people calling my hometown a scum hole either.

          Current score: 15
          • Steven

            I have worked, lived, attended school, partied, and generally been around North Platte my entire life. It’s a scum hole.

            Current score: 6
          • Emily

            It is a scum hole

            Current score: 3
          • Chuck Matson

            Maybe you should hightail it also.

            Current score: 12
          • Something needs done

            Yeah Emily if it soooo bad.

            Current score: 8
  • ShakingMyHead

    Glad they caught them!!! Damn….the police could sure use a lesson on taking pictures….do they ever think of increasing their lighting for people of dark skin?? If they ever escaped…no one who know what the hell those people looked like. Get some better lighting!!!!!!

    Current score: 10
  • Mbcgirl

    Does anybody know what time all of this happened?

    Current score: 0
  • Emily

    630pm

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  • fahq

    MUD SHARK!

    Current score: 5
  • fahq

    If TheY Used Lights On Only Black People That Would Be Racist And The NAACP Would See

    Current score: 3
  • Emily

    Ok I won’t cuss this time :)

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  • Emily

    Those ‘lights’ are called flashes, most cameras come equipped. If the jailer chooses not to engage the option your picture is darker. Commenting on skin pigment is ridiculous, his lighter wife is no stand up gal. Any body can rob a place.

    Current score: 2
  • Attitude

    “Mud shark”??? Haven’t heard that term in a long time. Racist much?

    Current score: 2
  • Emily

    Trust me I would if I could. And being robbed at gun point last nite makes me want to move to a city with glass so I never have to feel a gun in my back while trying to make a livng :)

    Current score: 2
    • wow

      Im glad you were okay.

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      • Emily

        Thank you

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  • rowdy1

    Maybe now that this has happened they will put up a barrucade between the register and the bathroom entrance. When I lived in Boston, we didn’t have glass, but no one got behind the counter except employees/

    Current score: 2
    • Just a Mom

      I agree, KwikStop needs to change the layout of that counter/floor plan so the restroom is NOT behind the counter.!

      Current score: 0
      • Emily

        I agree I don’t want to freak out every time somebody goes to use the bathroom! Ill look at everybody differently now. It’s kinda sad.

        Current score: 1