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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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