LPD: Burglary suspect slips on ice, breaks his leg while taking items from apartment

Authorities say a burglary suspect slipped and broke his leg while he and a woman were reportedly taking items from a Lincoln apartment. 

Lincoln police officers responded to the Waterbrook Apartments around 1 p.m. Tuesday on a burglary call.

An 18-year-old woman told officers she saw two people she knew – a man and a woman – leaving her apartment with her belongings in hand. The woman reported she saw the man on the ground holding her stolen TV and yelling he had broken his leg. The suspects then got in a truck and left before officers arrived. 

Later, police got a call at a local hospital that a man had arrived to get treatment for a broken leg. Officers responded and identified the man as the suspect. Police said, due to the extensive injury, the man will remain at the hospital for treatment before being cited (his name was not released). 

The female suspect, identified by police as Sherry L. Gomez, was arrested for burglary. 

Police say $2,200 dollars worth of items, including the TV, a phone, and a wallet with cash inside were recovered from the suspects’ vehicle that was in the hospital parking lot. 

 

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