Woman held at gunpoint, car stolen and totaled in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A woman in Lincoln reported a man stole her car after threatening her with a rifle.
The Lincoln Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 500 block of N 16th St. on Oct. 15 at 2:53 p.m. for a reported robbery. The officers talked to the 29-year-old female victim when they arrived.
Officers said the victim told them she was parking her car, a 2022 Mazda CX-30 estimated at $22,000, and a red Ford Fusion pulled up next to her. An unknown man came out of the Fusion and up to her car. The victim told officers the suspect was wearing a facemask and had a rifle when he came up to her door.
The victim reportedly told police the man started yelling at her to open the door and gestured that he would break her window with the rifle if she didn't cooperate. She got out of the vehicle and the man got inside of the car before driving off along with the Fusion.
According to authorities, they received a report of a hit and run on State Fair Park Drive and Cornhusker Highway at 2:57 p.m. They found that the stolen Mazda had been involved in a collision and the driver had fled the scene after being picked up by an unknown vehicle.
Officials said the Mazda was left at the scene and recovered by the police but the damage estimate of the car was reported as totaled. They also reportedly found a Glock handgun and an AR style pistol in the vehicle.
LPD said they found out the suspected red Fusion was also reported stolen in Omaha. They talked to the Omaha Police Department and were told that OPD had pursued the Fusion for several shootings in their area. OPD reportedly has two juvenile male suspects in their custody.
The investigation into this incident in ongoing and anyone with additional information can contact LPD at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.