Eight people are behind bars and more than 30 guns were taken as part of joint investigation into two Siouxland robberies.
Seoul Foods store in South Sioux City, Nebraska was robbed by a group of armed gunmen on June 19, 2012.
The following month, Sarg's Mini-Mart on Sioux City's west side was robbed.
In all, police arrested eight people... and seized 33 guns, along with 20 grams of crack-cocaine and money.
Police say these crimes were well planned, using state lines to complicate the investigation.
They say the arrest of these people, hopefully will hope those who were victimized, move on.
"I think anytime you're a victim of a violent crime, I think you feel a lot more secure just in going about your daily life and your daily business just to know the people that did that to you are in prison," said Tim Duax, U.S. Attorney, Sioux City Branch Chief.
Agencies involved in this investigation included the Sioux City and South Sioux City police, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, along with the Woodbury and Dakota County Attorneys office.
The eight people arrested were sentenced to several years behind bars for their role in one, or both, of the robberies.
The weapons will eventually be destroyed.
Eight people are behind bars.... and more than 30 guns were taken as part of joint investigation into two Siouxland robberies.
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