Woman arrested in string of robberies at three Lincoln gas stations, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A woman has been accused of robbing three Lincoln gas stations this month, police say.

Around 9 p.m. Saturday, a woman – later identified as 46-year-old Elizabeth Padilla – entered the Super C near 21st and G Streets and pulled out a knife.

She then left the store with an unknown amount of money.  By the time officers arrived, Padilla was nowhere to be found.

On Sunday, officers found Padilla in a vehicle – which had been stolen earlier that day – in an alley near 18th and F Streets, police say.

When officers ordered her to come out, Padilla drove off and rammed into a police cruiser.

Officers didn’t find Padilla again until Monday, when she was spotted in the vehicle near 17th and D Streets.

As an officer followed the vehicle, Padilla stopped, got out and ran away, according to police.

After a short chase, the officer was able to catch up to Padilla and take her into custody.

Police say Padilla was also involved in robberies that happened on April 12 at two Lincoln gas stations.

She was arrested on suspicion of robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and attempted second-degree assault on an officer.

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