A third arrest has been made in connection with two robberies in Cozad in the early morning hours of September 25, 2016. Christian Poore, a 19-year-old Cozad man, was booked into the Dawson County Jail in Lexington on Wednesday afternoon. He was being sought on a Dawson County arrest warrant for two counts of Robbery and two counts of Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. The robberies allegedly took place at a residence and in a motel room. Poore’s arrest warrant had been issued on October 5th and had initially set his bond at 10% of $1 Million.
Joseph Pittman, 27 of Cozad, is also charged with two counts of Robbery in the investigation. He has pleaded innocent and a jury trial is set for February 2017 in his case. He is being held on 10% of $1 Million bond. A 25-year-old Cozad woman was also arrested in the investigation but, she has not been formally charged.
According to court records, around 12:34am on Sunday, September 25, 2016, the Cozad Police Department received a call alleging an armed robbery occurred at their residence. According to a court affidavit, three masked subjects had forcibly entered the home wearing masks and brandishing a handgun, pointing it at two people. The suspects fled the home after taking a coin purse with a financial card, social security card and identification.
Around 2:14am Sunday, September 25, 2016, officers were called to the Circle S Motel where a male witness said he and another male were approached by two subjects at the nearby Casey’s General Store. The subjects then forcibly entered their motel room, brandished a handgun, demanded money and took their credit cards. One of the subjects took the credit card back to Casey’s General Store and acquired around $100 cash from it. The subject then returned to the motel room where they also took the victim’s passports and an additional $150 in Canadian currency.