UPDATE: Lincoln Police find owner of Christmas gifts found in stolen car

A photo of the stolen Christmas presents that were recovered in a stolen vehicle on Jan. 17....
A photo of the stolen Christmas presents that were recovered in a stolen vehicle on Jan. 17. Lincoln Police want to return the presents to their intended recipients.(Lincoln Police)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 12:49 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 1:20 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police have found the owner of Christmas gifts found in a stolen car. Police said the recovered presents had been stolen from a white Honda Accord near 63rd and X Streets on Dec. 26. 

“Officers determined the owner of the white Honda Accord was temporarily holding the presents until their grandmother could retrieve them and give them to her great-grandchildren, when they were stolen from the car. We are extremely happy to have been able to reunite the recovered presents with their intended owner!”

Lincoln Police Sgt. Chris Vigil


Lincoln Police needs help returning some stolen Christmas presents to their rightful owner.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 20th, 2021, a 27-year-old found her gray Honda Pilot had been stolen from the area of 20th and Garfield Streets. She had parked the vehicle on the street and the thief broke the window to gain entry and steal the vehicle during the overnight hours.

The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away near 16th and Washington Streets on Jan. 17 around 2 p.m. Inside the vehicle, officers located various stolen property including several Christmas presents addressed from “Grandma Nancy” to several different children. The names on the labels include: Carissa, Olivia, Eli, Christopher and Snow.

The Lincoln Police Department would like to return these presents to their intended recipients. Anyone with information about these stolen presents is encouraged to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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