Two masked men robbed a south Lincoln cellphone store with a handgun and a stun gun Tuesday morning, police said. Lincoln Police Capt. David Beggs said the men, described as white and wearing baggy, dark clothing, entered Z Wireless at 2525 Pine Lake Road about 9:51 a.m.That looks pretty darn generic, no? Let's contrast it with a recent convenience store armed robbery (February 20):
Two men robbed a gas station at gunpoint Thursday morning in northwest Lincoln, police said. The robbers, one of them armed with a rifle, went into Casey’s General Store, 2500 N.W. 12th St., about 5:30 a.m., Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said. They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, but the two employees working at the time didn’t see where they went, Flood said....but maybe, you say, the police didn't have a description. Well, yes they did; this is from the KLKN-TV report of the same robbery
Authorities were called to the Casey's General Store near W. Cornhusker Hwy. and NW 12th street, a little after 5:30 this morning. Lincoln police say the suspects are described as two black males, one was wearing a black hat and black clothing. The other was dressed in gray clothing and dark shoes. Police say one of the men was armed with a gun.How many instances need to be documented?
5:52 p.m.; after someone asked in the comments section why they only report the race of suspects if they're white, the LJS memory-holed the description. Heh heh heh.
Oops they did it again!
Scanner traffic said police were responding to a report that two white men in their late teens or early 20s with scruffy facial hair, wearing Nebraska sweatshirts and black sweatpants had tied up employees at Computer Hardware, 235 S. 70th St.