Man arrested after assaulting driver, stealing car in north Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Thursday after police say he asked a driver for a ride in north Lincoln and then stole his car.

Around 1:45 p.m., a 51-year-old man was driving near 33rd and Holdrege Streets when an unknown man, later identified as 32-year-old Lance Buss, jumped in front of his car.

Buss then told the man that he needed a ride and got into the car, according to police.

Once they arrived at a parking lot near 33rd Street and Huntington Avenue, Buss hit the man “multiple times” and forced him out of the vehicle, police say.

Buss then drove off with the victim’s vehicle, a 2002 black Lexus GS300.

During an investigation, officers had learned that the Lexus was seen throughout Lincoln, including the airport, a hospital and a car rental company, police say.

While at the car rental company, officers were able to identify Buss as the suspect, according to police.

Around 8 p.m., officers found the stolen vehicle at a home near 57th and Adams Streets.  Buss was then arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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