WATCH: Woman slams stolen car into van in west Lincoln, police say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police are searching for a woman who stole a car at a gas station and ran away after crashing it into a van.
The theft happened on Jan. 24 at the Super C near Southwest Fifth and West A Streets, according to police.
In security video, a woman in gray sweats walks up to the vehicle, which was parked at a gas pump, gets in and drives off.
Police said the vehicle’s owner, a 31-year-old man, had left his keys in the ignition.
While inside, the man saw the vehicle drive off, and he ran after it. He eventually caught up and grabbed onto the open driver-side window, police say.
He held onto the vehicle for about a block until the woman crashed into a van at the Willard Community Center.
The woman is seen leaving the area in security footage. She then went to a nearby Casey’s, where police say she looked “calm and collected.”
Police are also looking for a pair of thieves who stole a catalytic converter near 40th Street and Old Cheney Road.
The bandits are seen in security video cutting a vehicle’s catalytic converter and leaving with it.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.