Two People Arrested Related to Burglary at an East Lincoln Restaurant

Timothy Newsom (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)
Jessica Roman (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

LINCOLN–(KFOR July 8)–A burglary appears to have been an inside job at an east Lincoln restaurant and has landed two people in jail.

Lincoln Police Sgt. Chris Vollmer on Friday said officers were called to Buffalo Wings and Rings just off of 68th and “O” shortly before 9am Thursday about the burglary.  Officers got permission from the owner to look over security video, which showed someone, later identified as the kitchen manager, 35-year-old Timothy Newsom, returning after hours and turning off the security system. A suspected accomplice, 31-year-old Jessica Roman, is then seen going into the restaurant.

“Roman enters and removes cash drawers and the bank bag from the open safe,” Vollmer said in describing what happened.

Newsom was arrested Thursday when he showed up to work, while Roman was arrested in a traffic stop early Thursday evening. Both are accused of burglary.  Newsom was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance.