Woman assaulted during vehicle theft, police say

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police are searching for suspects after a 29-year-old woman said she was assaulted when she confronted a man trying to steal her vehicle.

LPD said on February 11, shortly after 10 p.m., a woman reported two men assaulted her and stole her car in the 2900 block of Orchard Street.

The victim told police she started her vehicle and left it running to warm up, and a short time later, she looked outside and saw an unknown man in her car.

She confronted the man, police said, when a second man came from behind her house and assaulted her, throwing her to the ground.

The suspects left in the vehicle, which was located the next day unoccupied, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.