Man ran from officer after attempted break-in at Lincoln gas station, police say

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was caught Saturday after he tried breaking into a west Lincoln gas station, police say.

Around 12:30 a.m., an officer was in the area when an alarm went off at Casey’s General Store near 6th Street and Cornhusker Highway.

When the officer arrived, they found that the store’s front door had been damaged by a brick, but police say that it appeared no one had gained entry.

A witness told the officer that they saw a man running north, according to police.

The officer then found a 22-year-old man that matched the witness’ description running east on Saunders Avenue.

Eventually, the officer caught up with the man in the Royal Grove’s parking lot and took him into custody.

He was then arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.

Police did not disclose how much damage was done to the business.

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