Lincoln police say teenagers stole a woman’s car at gunpoint

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLON) – Lincoln Police Department investigators believe two teenage boys stole a woman’s car at gunpoint.

On Saturday afternoon, around 2:53 p.m., LPD said officers were called to the area of ​​16th and C streets on a report of a robbery.

According to police, responding officers contacted a 29-year-old woman who said she was parking her vehicle, a 2022 Mazda CX-30, when a red Ford Fusion pulled up next to her.

LPD said the man got out of the Fusion and approached her car.

Investigators said the victim told officers the man was wearing a mask and armed with a gun when he arrived at her door.

Authorities allege that he started yelling at the woman at her door and pointed a gun at her to break her window if she didn’t comply.

According to the police, the victim opened his door and got out, then the suspect got inside and two cars left the area.

At approximately 2:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to State Fair Park Drive & Cornhusker Hwy for a report of a hit and run.

LPD said the Mazda that was involved in the previous incident was involved in a collision and the driver of the Mazda fled the crash and was picked up by an unknown vehicle.

Investigators said that the woman’s car was left at the scene and was recovered, but the car was totaled.

During the subsequent investigation, a red Ford Fusion was reported stolen in Omaha, police said.

LPD said contact with the Omaha Police Department indicated that OPD was pursuing this vehicle in connection with a shooting in their jurisdiction and that they currently have two 17-year-old boys in custody.

Police say they found a Glock handgun and an AR rifle inside the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call LPD at (402) 441-6000 or Lincoln Crime Stoppers at (402) 475-3600.

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