Lincoln teens cause $30,000 in damage after crashing stolen truck, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Three Lincoln teens caused $30,000 in damage after crashing a stolen truck into a parked vehicle Monday afternoon, police say.

Around 3:50 p.m., a Toyota Tundra – which had been left unlocked and running – was stolen from a driveway near 10th and B Streets.

The victims told police that they had seen two males and a female near the truck prior to it being stolen.

Seven minutes later, officers were sent to an area near 9th and D Streets and found that the stolen truck had crashed into a parked Toyota Tacoma.

The occupants of the stolen truck had left by the time officers arrived, police say.

A caller then reported seeing three people standing outside their door near 11th and B Streets, according to police.

The two males were seen wearing masks.  Officers later spotted the group near 13th and D Streets, before they eventually approached them inside a nearby Casey’s.

Police say the group consisted of two boys, ages 15 and 18, and a 17-year-old girl.

The victims then arrived at the gas station and identified the group as the people they saw near their truck earlier, according to police.

Police say the 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft by unlawful taking.

The 15-year-old was referred on suspicion of theft by unlawful taking and was lodged in the Youth Assessment Center on an unrelated warrant.

The 17-year-old was referred on suspicion of theft by unlawful taking and taken home.

Police estimate the Tundra had about $10,000 in damage, while the Tacoma had around $20,000.

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