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2 Lincoln teens tell police they were robbed at gunpoint
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2 Lincoln teens tell police they were robbed at gunpoint

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Two teenagers say they were robbed at gunpoint Thursday night near Lincoln Northeast High School. 

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said they went to North 61st Street and Madison Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m., where they talked to two teen boys, a 16- and 15-year-old.

They told police they had gone there to sell vape pens to some people they’d met on Snapchat. But when the buyers, two teenagers, got there, one pointed a black handgun at them while the other punched them multiple times.

Bonkiewicz said the thieves took the boys' wallets, AirPods, two vape pens and other property totaling about $235. 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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