LPD arrests man believed to be 'toilet paper bandit'

2010-05-09T19:13:00Z 2010-10-28T15:51:59Z LPD arrests man believed to be 'toilet paper bandit'By JORDAN PASCALE / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

A black ski mask might have been too conventional for one Lincoln robber.

But clever disguises such as an empty beer box and now toilet paper seem to be no match for Lincoln police, who have apprehended the man they believe to be behind the toilet paper.

The "toilet paper bandit" who allegedly robbed a Lincoln convenience store last month has made headlines in newspapers as far away as London and on the Drudge Report.

His fame may have been short-lived, however.

Joshua Nelson, 29, of 121 E St. was arrested Saturday evening for robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

On April 24, Nelson allegedly entered Kabredlo's at 1445 S. 17th St. armed with a knife and demanded money.

The robber had toilet paper wrapped around his head to conceal his identity.

He allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and then left the store on foot headed westbound, according to police.

During the initial investigation, LPD found a prescription pill bottle near the 1500 block of Washington in the area where the suspect fled, Capt. David Beggs said.

Lincoln police didn't have enough evidence to make an arrest until Saturday evening, Beggs said.

Whether the TP was Charmin Ultra Strong or Angel Soft 2-ply is still under investigation.

Reach Jordan Pascale at 473-7120 or at jpascale@journalstar.com

Officer Katie Flood talks about the robbery

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