Three cars were stolen during the warm-up; A 14-year-old boy was arrested on charges of theft

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLON) – The Lincoln Police Department arrested a 14-year-old boy on theft charges after stealing three vehicles Tuesday morning.

LPD believes all three cases are connected and all vehicles were left unlocked and running to warm up.

  1. At 7:20 – “S 14 and Roza Streets”. a 2020 Lexus UX valued at $35,000 was taken and later located near 17th and K streets.
  2. 7:49 a.m. – N 17th and Fairfield Streets: a 2017 Toyota Sienna valued at $17,000 was taken and later located near N 9th Street between Groveland and Judson Streets.
  3. 8:24 a.m. – 10th and Claremont streets: a 2005 Chevy Malibu valued at $2,000 was taken and later found near 38th and Adams.

According to LPD, a witness last saw a man leave the parking lot and the vehicle. Officers contacted a man in the area who ran from them but was located with the help of a police service dog.

Officers said the man was identified by witnesses as the person they claim to have seen leaving the vehicle.

It is said that the suspect is a 14-year-old youth, and the theft was committed by illegal taking. LPD said the boy was released to his mother.

Police are reminding drivers to never leave vehicles idling or unattended.

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