LPD: Attempted Best Buy burglary causes thousands in damage


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — An attempted burglary at a popular tech store causes thousands of dollars in damage.

Around 1:30 am Wednesday, Lincoln Police responded to Best Buy, 6919 ‘O’ St. concerning a suspicious vehicle parked on the south side of the building.

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Witnesses reported seeing several people banging non the doors and hearing strange noises.

When officers arrived, they found a 2016 white Mercedes sitting unoccupied in the lot, before hearing a loud noise coming from the front of the business.

A man was exiting the store and attempted to run away but was taken into custody, says police. Another man tried to leave out an emergency exit but ran back inside Best Buy.

Officers surrounded the store and eventually took two more men into custody from inside the store.

Authorities say the front door was heavily damaged, with the metal security door having been cut with a saw.

Inside Best Buy, officers found that several iPads, iPhones Mac books, and Apple Watches were stacked up near the exit, likely in order to be swiftly removed from the store.

The burglars have been identified as 20-year-old Reginald Thomas, 20-year-old Gary Simmons II, and 21-year-old Devin Drake of Houston, Texas.

All were arrested for burglary charges.

Officials say that about $7,000 in damage was caused.

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