Police looking for 2nd suspect in Kearney armed robbery

Swartz is one of the suspects in a armed robbery in Kearney.
Swartz is one of the suspects in a armed robbery in Kearney.(Buffalo County Detention Center)
Published: May. 19, 2023 at 2:45 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Kearney police are looking for a second man suspected in a Thursday morning armed robbery.

Police say the robbery happened at a house in the 1700 block of Avenue E in southeast Kearney. The victim said he was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted by a white male and a black male. Police say the black man is still at large and should be considered dangerous.

Police ask that anyone with information or video regarding the robbery to contact the Kearney Police Department (308) 237-2104, Buffalo County Crimestoppers (308) 237-3424, or through the See It Say It Send It App.

One of the suspects is in jail.

Thursday night, police arrested 26-year-old Ronnie Lee Swartz, a transient, near a house on East 36th Street in northeast Kearney. He was arrested after a short foot chase. Police found a laptop computer and wallet which were stolen from the Avenue E house. They also found meth, marijuana and a weigh scale.

Swartz is charged with felony robbery, three counts of drug possession, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest.

He’s in the Buffalo County jail on $250,000 bond and is scheduled for a probable cause hearing June 6.

Police said Swartz, the second suspect and the victim knew each other.

Update - ARRESTED (05/18/23) Ronnie Lee Swartz has been arrested this evening at a residence in northeast Kearney on a...

Posted by Kearney Police Department on Thursday, May 18, 2023