Man arrested in string of vehicle thefts in Lincoln

A man is in custody following a string of vehicle thefts in Lincoln.

42 year old Patrick L. Amburn drove into Lincoln Thursday evening in a gold Jeep Wrangler he had stolen out of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He then stole a grey Dodge minivan from the area of S. 27 & Woodsdale Blvd in Lincoln, leaving the Jeep behind.

Amburn then traded the stolen minivan for a stolen Chevy Lumina in the area of 92 & Leighton, also in Lincoln. 

Police caught up with Amburn in the stolen Lumina near 84 & Holdrege and pursued him for a short time. 

He was eventually arrested near 56 & Normal Blvd for theft by unlawful taking at 9:45 Thursday night.

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