Man tried trading marijuana for cash before robbing gas station, Lincoln Police say

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A deal went south early Tuesday morning, which led to the robbery of a Lincoln gas station, police say.

Around 12:30 a.m., a man walked into the Kwik Shop near 27th Street and Cornhusker Highway and asked the 25-year-old clerk to trade marijuana for cash and other products.

The clerk declined the offer, and the man left the store, according to police.

Just over three hours later, the man returned and threatened to kill the clerk.

He then took about $25 worth of goods, including Red Bull, wine, Gatorade and a sandwich, police say.

Once again, the man threatened to kill the clerk and his family if he told anyone about the robbery.

This caused some hesitation in the clerk, but he eventually notified the police around 4:40 a.m.

The clerk never saw the man with a weapon, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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