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BA business owner out $10,000 in tools

Posted at 10:07 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 08:46:05-04

TULSA, Okla. -- A Broken Arrow business owner is out more than $10,000 after a thief broke into a locked work truck and took dozens of tools. Now, the owner wants the public to help locate the culprit.

There’s not a tool you can’t find at Tradesmen Electric.

“About anything you can think of we do it," owner Justin Thomas said.

They’re even sorted in blue bins.

“We’ve got enough to keep working," Thomas said.

Every work truck is loaded with the bare necessities, something that caught the eye of a thief.

“There’s a very good chance that I would have been up here," Thomas said. "In my opinion, they knew what they were doing. none of the doors are bent. They popped the lockout very easily and got in within 30 seconds.”

Thomas caught it all on camera starting Saturday afternoon.

“Looking to see what he can get," he said. Then he gets back in his car and leaves. He comes back the next morning.”

Just after 8 o’clock Sunday morning, the video shows a man taking $10,000 worth of tools form a truck in exactly 12 minutes.

“I think it’s five trips to the car with all his tools," Thomas said.

A police report was filed Monday morning.

Now, Thomas is his fingers for one thing.

“We’re going to try and get him though," he said.

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