Crimestoppers: Thieves Road Trip From Omaha to Lincoln in a Stolen Car

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Police respond to a suspicious vehicle that turns out to be stolen, along with the license plates and a purse. They all lead back to a series of thefts in Omaha.

Police believe two people caught on camera are responsible for a stolen, Omaha SUV, license plates, and an Omaha woman's purse discovered in Lincoln.

The early morning of February 11th police responded to a call of a suspicious 2011 black Ford Escape parked in a parking lot. It had been there for four days and was taking up four parking spots.

When officers ran the plates, they were discovered stolen out of Omaha. The report also showed the vehicle had been involved in a police pursuit. Four days earlier police saw the vehicle parked at the handy shop on 17th and L. That's when officers initially discovered the plates were stolen.

After the pursuit, officers went back to the handy shop to get video surveillance. They found that the suspects used a credit card to purchase a number of small items. However, the name on the card turned out to be that of a woman who reported her purse stolen a week earlier.

Before having the vehicle towed, police found narcotic residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

If you have any information about these incidents, call Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.


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