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Omaha man in isolation targeted by thief

Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:48:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — An Omaha man who is self isolating to stay alive says he’s being targeted by a thief.

Rick Lamp is in cancer remission, but is staying home under doctor’s orders because of his weakened immune system.

His surveillance system caught a man breaking into his work truck at 2 am. on April 18 at his home near 16th & Storz Expressway. It also shows the suspect stealing scrap metal that night. Lamp believes the man has been stealing scrap metal from his property for two months.

Police reports indicate he got away with more than $1,500 in tools.

Lamp works for SOS Heating & Cooling but isn’t on the job lately because he has to isolate himself.

“Very, very frustrating,” Lamp explained. “With this COVID-19 my doctor told me to stay home because I’m high risk, so I’m doing that and all the sudden my truck gets broken into and my tools are taken.”

OPD’s new policy is to not respond to non-emergency calls because of COVID-19, so they haven’t come to get the surveillance video from him. He’s sending police the surveillance video through email.

Lamp hopes someone will recognize the suspect, or a pawnshop will recognize the black Duro Dyne bag with yellow piping he had his Mikita and Sawzall tools in.

If you have any info on who the suspect is call the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-7867.