Lincoln teens identified in repeat gas station burglaries
Four teenagers were referred for felony burglary after a gas station was targeted twice in two weeks.
Early Wednesday morning, Lincoln Police were called to the Fast Mart near 33rd and ‘A’ streets after a passerby reported the alarm was going off and the front door was shattered.
Officers found the store was disheveled and had been burglarized.
After reviewing the surveillance video, officers recognized two teens in the video from a previous burglary at the same location on July 22, resulting in the theft of cigarettes, cigars, vapes, and alcohol, as well as the front door being smashed in.
Wednesday, police arrived at the home of one of the teens, where they were granted consent to search. Near the garage, they found a backpack with the name of one of the juveniles as well as 10 bottles of vodka, 20 vapes, cigars, and cigarettes stolen from the Fast Mart.
Four teens, a 13-year-old, 17-year-old, and two 16-year-olds, were referred for felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. They have since been released to their parents.