East Tulsa teens caught burglarizing home on camera

Posted at 8:57 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 23:53:22-04

TULSA -- A group of teens were caught on camera burglarizing a home in east Tulsa. The homeowner is asking for the public's help identifying the burglars. 

Three surveillance cameras surround Mary Brooker's home, two in the front and one in the back.

"I had one camera inside until they destroyed it and pulled it down," she said. 

Brooker's east Tulsa home was burglarized Monday morning just after 10. The only good thing Brooker says is that everything was captured on camera.

"There's a really good chance that I could of came home and walked in on it," she said. 

Surveillance video shows a teen knocking on Brooker's door and then waits. Minutes later, five teens run to the backyard and one uses a crowbar to break the kitchen window. Then, they all climb into the house.

"I'm armed, I don't know if they would be armed," Brooker said. "But I probably would have shot just because you never know what anybody has nowadays."

Brooker says the burglars took almost $300 in cash, a laptop and a carton of cigarettes in a short amount of time. There's still proof in Jeremy Hancock's yard.

"I think they slid something underneath there and pushed up on it and it caused those latches to break," he said. 

He says three laptops were taken, but that's not the worst part.

"Things were just thrown everywhere," Hancock said. "There's hair gel that's just been squirted all over the window and the floor. The young men from the surveillance footage from Gina's house resembles these young men."

Both homes were left torn apart. Tulsa police are working to locate the teens before next time it's too late.

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