A robbery and carjacking yesterday (Thursday) in western Iowa’s Cass County ended less than an hour later in north Omaha, Nebraska. According to Atlantic police, officers responded to a 4:30 P.M. call that a man — later identified as 22-year old David Wayne Baxter, of Omaha, Nebraska — forcibly entered a home, pistol-whipped a female resident, ransacked the house, stole the woman’s purse and a mini-van parked in the garage. A short-time after police issued an all-points bulletin, Baxter was spotted traveling on westbound Interstate 80, by a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputy. The ensuing chase wound along Interstates 80, 680 and 29 before Baxter surrendered to police in north Omaha, after they rammed the van. Authorities say Baxter fired at them several times during the chase, but none of the officers were injured. Atlantic police say a second suspect is believed to have been involved in the planning and transportation in the robbery, and the investigation is continuing. The victim of the robbery was treated for her injuries at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.
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