Surveillance Video Shows Moments Before Pistol-Whipping
Police Still Looking for Thieves
Police released surveillance video Thursday in hopes of finding the people they believe attempted to rob a Little Caesars before robbing a Radio Shack.
The Papillion and Ralston Police Departments have confirmed that Tuesday night’s robberies are believed to be connected.
The first happened at the Little Caesars Pizza near 84th & Harrison St., and the second took place 20 minutes later at the Radio Shack in Tara Plaza in Papillion. In both incidents, the suspects violently injured someone in the store.
Tony Taylor was expecting to come home with some food last night, but instead got a trip to the hospital. At 8 pm Tuesday night, two men in masks and all black entered Little Caesars in Ralston and demanded money from the register. Tony jumped up and grabbed the suspect with the gun.
"I went to his back and grabbed him up on the shoulder, and he spun around and hit me," Taylor described.
The suspects fled, getting no cash and leaving Tony gushing blood everywhere. No one else was hurt.
"I feel I did the right thing,” Taylor explained. "I was just thinking this isn't right. They're going to hurt somebody for $20."
At around 8:20pm, the Radio Shack in Papillion’s Tara Plaza was held up. Two men in ski masks and black took money and other items. Police say at some point multiple shots were fired. They hit one employee in the leg, who went to the hospital in stable condition and is expected to be ok.
"Obviously those workers were pretty shaken up by this. This really doesn't happen around here a whole lot,” said Papillion Police Chief Leonard Houloose.
Taylor's son, John, says he was worried about the severity of his dad's injury. Tony says even with 11 stitches in his head, he'd still try to stop them again.
The suspects are described as between 5’4” – 5’8”, average build, wearing almost all black with gloves, a black ski mask, and possibly sunglasses. Authorities believe at least one of the suspects is white, or medium complected. Contact the Ralston Police Department at 402-331-1786, or the Papillion Police Department at 402-597-2035 or after hours at 402-339-3196 with any information.