Teen girls arrested following Grand Island car theft

Two teens were arrested Wednesday following a vehicle theft in Grand Island.
Two teens were arrested Wednesday following a vehicle theft in Grand Island.(KSNB)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:56 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Two teens were arrested Wednesday following a vehicle theft in Grand Island.

According to Grand Island Police, officers spotted a stolen red 2017 Chevrolet Camaro on South Locust and Schuff Streets just before 7 a.m. Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen hours earlier in the 1100 block of South Sycamore Street.

Police said a 16-year-old girl was driving the Camaro, and admitted to stealing the car.

GIPD said Nyayik Koang, 18, arrived on scene a short time later and advised the girl not to comply with police. Police say Koang is a runway out of Douglas County.

Koang, was arrested for obstructing police and two juvenile detention orders.

The juvenile was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle valued at more than $5,000 and third-degree assault on an officer.

Grand Island police said three other vehicles were stolen in the overnight hours of Wednesday and they believe the teens were involved in those and other recent vehicle thefts as well.

Police also said they don’t believe the teens are acting on their own, and multiple others are involved in the recent vehicle thefts as well.

Nyayik Koang
Nyayik Koang(Grand Island Police)

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