Police arrest two teens for stealing cars

By:  Newsroom

Police say the boys were involved in last Monday's early morning crime spree.

Early last Monday, three cars were stolen within a 3-mile radius in south Lincoln.  Witnesses say they saw two men walk away from the cars.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says two boys, ages 14 and 15, were taken into custody for the thefts.  Police say they received information about the suspects after one of them bragged about stealing the cars to friends.

On April 9, three vehicles were stolen, all within a few miles of each other.  Police said the suspects almost stole a fourth vehicle but the owner noticed them rummaging through his car and scared them off.

Three cars stolen within a three mile radius, one was smashed into a light pole. According to Lincoln police, the first vehicle stolen was a green Mazda 626 that was taken near 48th and Highway Two.  It was later dumped near 70th and South.  Police say the suspects then stole the second vehicle, a 1992 maroon Dodge pick up, a few blocks east, just before four this morning.  Police say the two suspects drove it into a light pole near 51st and Old Cheney.

Police said the suspects ran one block west were they stole a third car, a 2003 gray Toyota Corolla.  It was later found abandoned with a flat tire on Preston Street which is near 33rd and Old Cheney.