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Two arrested in connection to Tuesday robbery

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Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:22 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police have arrested two men in connection to a robbery on Tuesday.

LPD said on Tuesday around 8:30 a.m., officers responded to DeLeon’s on 27th Street.

Three employees told police a man walked in the store, cornered two of the employees, and demanded money.

The suspect implied he had a weapon but nothing was displayed, police said.

The employees were able to run away from the store, but the man took the cash from the register and jumped in the passenger seat of a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Police were able to identify that man as Timothy Washington, 38. They were also able to identify the vehicle’s owner, Kevin Tomlin, 33, who was driving the car, according to LPD.

On Wednesday around 2 p.m. Washington was located in the parking lot of Russ’s Market on 17th Street. Police say he tried to flee the scene on a moped, but collided with stopped vehicle being driven by a plain clothed officer.

Washington did not suffer injuries, and the moped was determined to be stolen.

A few hours later, Tomlin was also taken into custody without incident.

Both were arrested on charges of robbery.

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