Omaha police arrested three people, including two teenagers, in connection with a bank robbery Wednesday near South 50th and Grover Streets.
The three were arrested shortly before 10 a.m. at three separate locations in the area, police said. They allegedly held up the Bank of the West branch at gunpoint around 9 a.m.
Police said after initially fleeing from the bank on foot, two of the three robbery suspects got into a Chevrolet Malibu, which was driven by a 19-year-old woman.
Later, the Malibu crashed into another vehicle at 44th Avenue and Grover Streets, police said. Two of the three, Howard Smith, 24, and a 16-year-old boy, Austin White, ran from the crash scene.
The driver, Samantha Provencher, and the Chevy were found at 42nd and A Streets.
Smith and the teenage boy were arrested at 46th Avenue and A Street and at 43rd and Grover Streets.
Police said Smith was arrested on suspicion on two counts of robbery. Police said he was also involved in a Dec. 20 robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 52nd Street and Ames Avenue.
White, who will be charged as an adult, was arrested on suspicion of one count of robbery, police said, and Provencher was arrested on suspicion of one count of robbery.
In a separate bank robbery case, police were looking for two men in connection with Tuesday morning’s holdup of the Premier Bank at 352 N. 114th St. After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the men then fled in a maroon four-door vehicle.