Lincoln police recovered two stolen cars, arrested four teenagers

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLON) – The Lincoln Police Department has recovered two vehicles that were recently stolen.

Monday night, around 9:15 p.m., a 19-year-old woman reported her silver 2017 Kia Sorento with California license plates stolen.

The car was unlocked with the keys inside, police said.

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At approximately 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, an officer who received a report was outside the Kwik store at 48th Street and Madison Avenue and saw a silver Kia Sorento with California gold.

LPD said the officer pulled up behind the vehicle and confirmed it was the vehicle that had been stolen earlier in the night.

Police said the group of people then fled.

After the chase, LPD said they took four people into custody, including a 16-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.

The 18-year-old faces a theft by trespassing charge, and all juveniles were sent to theft by trespassing charges.

During that investigation, they found a second stolen vehicle near 50th Street and Madison Avenue, police said. LPD said the vehicle was reported stolen on Nov. 3 near A Street and Sunburst Lane.

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