Omaha police investigating 4 robberies, minutes apart

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Omaha police say they're investigating four related robberies that took place within minutes of each other.

Omaha television station WOWT-TV reports that police scrambled to several businesses in the metro area Sunday night.

The first robbery call came shortly before 7 p.m. from an Omaha convenience store. Authorities say a man brandished a weapon and demanded money before fleeing the scene.

The second call came at 7:13 p.m. at a local Family Dollar store, and witnesses described a similar scene. The third call was made around 7:30 p.m. at a tobacco store, and in this case, shots were fired but no one was hurt.

The fourth and final robbery was reported at a convenience store shortly after 7:30 p.m. Authorities shots were fired again, but no one was hurt.