Occurred: 2/6/20 – 2/10/20
This past week, Lincoln has experienced three separate smoke shop burglaries. The first occurred last Thursday morning at D&K near 48th and Huntington around 1:30am. Two suspects entered into the business by using a hammer to break the glass door. They were in and out very quickly in less than one minute. They targeted the business for vaping devices. It was reported a maroon SUV was seen leaving the area at this same time. One of the suspects was wearing a unique red and black jacket and also had an identifiable design or marking on the left thigh of his pants.
Monday morning around 12:15am, The Joint located at 333 North Cotner was targeted. Cameras captured five suspects smash the front door to gain entry to the building. They were in the business for a very short amount of time. Aside from the loss of vaping devices, $30,000 worth of damage was caused to the store. Surveillance on the outside of the building did capture a small glimpse of the face of one of the suspects. One of the suspects had a unique red, black, and white Nike hoodie on.
That same night around 11:30pm, Cloud 9 smoke shop located at 50th and Old Cheney had a window smashed out and three suspects entered through the broken window. Through video surveillance and clothing comparison, we are investigating a possible connection to the burglary that occurred earlier that morning. Surveillance did show one of the suspects was wearing a navy blue Nike backpack, and a dark colored SUV was seen leaving the area around this same time.
At this time, we are seeking help from the community as we gather any tips or information anyone has regarding these three burglaries. We are asking tipsters to call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 and reference the following case numbers:
D & K C0-011000
The Joint C0-012214
Cloud 9 C0-012538
You can also leave an anonymous tip, just say it here!