Lincoln police find stolen car, arrest man for robbery

Lincoln, Neb. (COLON) – A Lincoln man was arrested Thursday night for a robbery after police say he attacked a driver and stole his car.

A carjacking near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s east campus happened Wednesday afternoon. A 51-year-old man told Lincoln police that an unknown man jumped in front of his black Lexus GS300 near 33rd and Dudley streets and asked for a ride. The driver let the man into his car, drove a short distance to 36th Street and Huntington Avenue, and pulled into a parking lot, police said.

Police said the man then punched the driver several times in the side and ribs, forcing him out of his car. The suspect then left the vehicle.

The victim was not injured.

The stolen car was spotted at a car rental company at Lincoln Airport and at a local hospital, police said. Officers said they contacted the rental car company and were able to identify 32-year-old Lance Buss as the suspect.

On Thursday, police said they located the stolen vehicle near N 58th Street and Cleveland Avenue, northeast of Nebraska Wesleyan University, near Buss’ home.

Police contacted Buss and he was taken into custody for robbery without incident.

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