Lincoln woman threatened with gun, robbed after answering knock at door

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Police are searching for a man after a woman was robbed at gunpoint on her doorstep Saturday evening.

Police were called to a home on the corner of Southwest 8th Street and Darren Avenue just before 8 p.m.

A 45-year-old woman told officers a someone knocked on her door.

When she answered the knock, she was greeted by a masked man armed with a handgun who demanded money.

A 15-year-old male came to aid the woman, threatening the intruder with a pipe. The masked man snatched a purse from a door-side table and ran off.

Police estimate the purse is valued at $150.

An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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