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Robbery attempt thwarted by power outage

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Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 9:28 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 10:40 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police said there was an attempted robbery at a U-Stop in northwest Lincoln early Friday morning.

Police said around 4:30 a.m. a man came into the U-Stop at 2925 NW 12th Street with his face covered and wearing gloves.

While the man started talking to the clerk, the power went out in the store due to a power outage in the area. The 41-year-old clerk told police the man had a knife and demanded money but due to the power being out, the register could not be opened.

After some time, the man left the store without any money.

Officers processed the scene for evidence, canvassed the area, and requested video from the store.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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