Thieves held man at gunpoint during car theft in Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Thieves held up a man at gunpoint and stole his car in Lincoln on Tuesday, police say.

Around 12:30 a.m., an 18-year-old man was pulled out of his Volkswagen Passat at gunpoint by two unknown males near 27th and W Streets.

The two thieves then drove off, according to police.

On Wednesday around 12:45 p.m., investigators saw a 17-year-old boy filling up the stolen car at a gas station near First Street and Cornhusker Highway.

Officers then took the teen, who police say had a pharmaceutical amphetamine in his pocket, into custody.

He was taken to the Youth Detention Center and referred on suspicion of accessory to robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

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