Police: Group searched Lincoln parking lot for unlocked cars, found one and drove off

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A car was stolen Tuesday after five people were caught checking for unlocked car doors, Lincoln Police say.

Officers were called to a parking lot near Holdrege Street and Cedar Cove Road just before 3 a.m.

A report suggested that five males were checking cars and possibly entering ones that were unlocked.

Upon arrival, officers spotted two fast-moving vehicles leaving the area. One of the vehicles was identified as a 2005 gray Honda Accord with Nebraska license plate number WVJ 090.

The owner of the car, a 22-year-old man, said he left it in the parking lot unlocked, and with a spare key inside.

The Accord’s value is estimated at $2,000. The theft remains under investigation.

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