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Neighbors concerned after shots fired during nighttime burglary in South Lincoln

Neighbors concerned after shots fired during nighttime burglary in South Lincoln
Neighbors concerned after shots fired during nighttime burglary in South Lincoln

LINCOLN, Nebraska (KLKN) – A late-night break-in at a south Lincoln home has neighbors panicking.

Two armed men broke into a home near 56th Street and Old Cheney Road around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said they stole $300 in cash, some cigars and three car key chains. The total value of the stolen items was $1,000.

The robbers fired three shots at the house. Police found bullet holes in the floor and walls, but no one was injured.

“Both suspects were wearing gloves at the time,” said Erika Thomas, spokeswoman for Lincoln Police. “On the surveillance camera footage, only the suspects’ buttocks and clothing are visible, not their faces.”

She said investigators found a pair of gloves near the crime scene that matched those seen in the video.

The LPD is investigating the burglary, but there are no suspects.

A woman who has lived in the area for over 40 years told Channel 8 the area is safe.

But another neighbor said the opposite

She said crime in the area has skyrocketed in the last year.

“We had two vehicles broken into and the police told me there were 15 more when our house was broken into,” said the neighbor. “They did body damage to the vehicles, so it wasn’t just broken glass.”

The woman has lived in the area for over 15 years. She has no plans to move, but recent events have worried her.

David Field, who lives near where the robbery occurred, said he had increased security around his home due to growing concerns.

He said his cameras captured a good shot of what happened on Monday. He has since submitted the footage.

“No camera in that area had caught them, but I have a great picture of the road, so I’d say they got lucky,” Field said. “Time will tell.”

Field said he has been in Lincoln since 1976 and enjoys life in the capital.

However, he said that as the city grows, crime could also increase if not kept under control.

“It has grown significantly, and the bigger it gets, the bigger the problems are in the city,” Field said. “If we don’t get things like roads or policing under control, we’ll reach tipping points that we won’t be able to recover from, and the lifestyle will deteriorate.”