Update: Suspects In Lincoln Convenience Store Robbery Caught

By: Alex Hassel, LeAnne Morman Email
By: Alex Hassel, LeAnne Morman Email

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Police arrested three suspects late Saturday night believed to be responsible for the robbery of a Lincoln convenience store last Thursday in which one of the suspects was seen on surveillance video holding a gun to the head of an employee.

Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to the Stop & Shop at 48th and Randolph where the clerk reported that two men with guns and one with a knife had just robbed the store.

Minutes later, an officer pulled over a car matching the description from the robbery and noticed there were three people inside. Twenty-year-old Damion Scott faces charges of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were also taken into custody.

Police believe the same trio entered the Casey's near 40th and Adams around 11 p.m. last Thursday. While one of them held a gun to the back of an employee's head, the other two got cash and cigarettes from another employee.

Two of the suspects had semi-automatic guns and the other had a large hunting knife. They were wearing bandannas over their faces and dark-colored shirts.

“It's scary, I just wish it didn't happen," said neighbor Cheryl Huckeba. "I just hope the people that were working that night are okay, that's my main concern."

Ruth Stewart, who also lives nearby, said it's a nice neighborhood, but now she'll be more cautious. “I do double check and over my shoulder, make sure my doors are locked all the time."

Huckeba said this has never happened before, noting the gas station/convenience store recently switched to 24-hour service. She said now is the time for the neighborhood to come together, to watch out for one another. "Then you kind of know what's going on and know what to watch for."

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