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Two women arrested for robbing sleeping trucker

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Nebraska police arrested two women in connection with the robbery of a sleeping trucker.

On May 25, police responded to a reported robbery at 2124 1/2 N. Broadwell Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.

A trucker told police he had been sleeping inside his semi truck when four individuals entered the vehicle, held him down, and assaulted him.

The truck driver told police that the individuals stole his cellphone and wallet, which contained $25 in cash.

On May 26, police made contact with Sierra Lovejoy, 24, and Latifah Root, 26.

According to the Grand Island Police Department (GIPD), Root admitted to holding down the trucker to avoid being struck, but said that Lovejoy and another male were the ones who took the cellphone. Root told GIPD that she did not take any items from the trucker.

Lovejoy told police she was with Root at the time of the robbery but denied ever entering the semi truck. She said that Root later told her that she took the victim’s cellphone.

Both Root and Lovejoy were arrested for robbery.

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