Two Lincoln teens in custody for stealing a vehicle
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Two teens were taken in custody after they were caught inside a stolen vehicle at a high school and officers are looking for a third teen that fled the vehicle in Lincoln.
The Lincoln Police Department said officers were sent to EZ GO, 2555 O St., around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 for a report of a stolen vehicle.
Officers said the 20-year-old victim told them that his 2010 Hyundai Elantra was left running and unlocked in front of the store as he went inside. An unknown person reportedly got into his vehicle and left.
According to authorities, an officer saw a vehicle driving through the parking lot of U-STOP, 2140 K St., at 10:15 a.m. on Monday. The officer checked the license plate and it matched the stolen Hyundai. The vehicle was reportedly seen pulling into the north parking lot of Lincoln High.
Officials said the officer went up to the vehicle and the three males that were inside reportedly fled on foot. Officers were able to catch a 16-year-old boy in the 400 block of S 25 St. after a long foot pursuit and a 14-year-old boy was taken in later in the day. They are trying to locate the third male from the vehicle.
LPD said the the 16-year-old was lodged in the Youth Assessment Center and referred for theft by receiving stolen property, obstructing a police officer and possession of marijuana. The 14-year-old was referred for theft by receiving stolen property and obstructing a police officer before he was turned over to a family member.