Chadron Police Chief Tim Lordino says authorities have identified the male and female suspects who robbed Cheema’s Gas and Liquors Saturday afternoon, but he’s not yet prepared to release them to the public.
The pair fled Chadron after the robbery in a pickup that was later found abandoned on the Pine Ridge Reservation. They remain at large and Chief Lordino won’t speculate on their current location other than saying he’s “fairly confident they’re not in Chadron.”
Chadron police asked the public over the weekend for information on the identities and location of the pair. Lordino says the call got a good response from the public both by phone and on the Nebraska Crimestoppers website.
The robbery occurred about 4:15 Saturday afternoon. Lordino says both suspects entered Cheema’s with the male armed with a handgun. The pair fled with liquor and a small amount of cash.