UPDATE: Car recovered in Omaha after man steals woman’s car while pumping gas

Lincoln Police Department
Lincoln Police Department(Station)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:31 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Investigators with the Lincoln Police Department say a stolen car, taken from a woman while she was pumping gas, has been recovered.

According to police, investigators found the unoccupied car in Omaha on Tuesday. LPD said they’re withholding details regarding where the car was found.

LPD said investigators are still searching for the man involved in this case and they’re reviewing surveillance video from the U-Stop where this robbery happened.

On Tuesday, around 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to the U-Stop near 27th Street and I-80 for a robbery.

According to police, a 19-year-old woman told officers that while she was filling her car at the gas pumps, a man approached her, pointed a gun and demanded she give him her car.

LPD said the man hit the woman in the face with the gun after she screamed and tried getting away from him.

Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. LPD said they’ve requested video from the business to be analyzed.

The woman went to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Officers are still searching for the man and stolen car. According to police, the car is a 2009 grey Volkswagen Passat license plate: 43-L308.

This investigation is ongoing, and LPD encourages anyone with information to call (402) 441-6000 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers at (402) 475-3600.

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