Woman Accused Of Staging Porn Shop Robbery

A Lincoln woman is behind bars, accused of lying to police about a robbery at a porn shop.

Lincoln Police say just before 11:30 the night of January 11th, 21 year old Shantel Stickney reported that she was working at Dr. Johns near 12th and Cornhusker Highway when a man wearing a mask entered the store and displayed a gun. Stickney told officers that the man took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and thousands of dollars worth of sex toys and left the store. Stickney also reported that the suspect stole the surveillance system during the robbery.

Investigators eventually located the allegedly stolen system and found inaccuracies in Stickney's report. The surveillance footage showed that a vehicle pulled into the lot, flashed their lights twice, as if signaling, and Stickney went to the back room where the surveillance system was kept. The system disconnected as the suspect entered the building. Multiple Crime Stoppers tips came in that indicated this was an "inside job". Investigators found the vehicle used during the robbery belonged to someone known to Stickney. Investigators have recovered some the stolen merchandise.

On Sunday, Stickney was arrested for Aid and Abet a Robbery. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.   

title

Content Goes Here