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Northeast Tulsa neighborhood hit by burglars

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 19:36:27-04

TULSA, Okla. — School is almost out and older kids will be unsupervised. Police say that’s when crime goes up.

But it’s already started to rise in one Tulsa neighborhood where there’s been several burglaries.

The neighborhood is just south of the airport off Memorial Drive, and it's mostly filled with retirees and young families who work and are gone during the day.

Mornings and afternoons seem to be the perfect time for burglars looking for an easy entry.

There's been at least a half dozen break-ins in this neighborhood in the last couple of weeks, and residents are fed up and afraid that someone is going to be hurt or even killed.

Nancy Guthery says they broke into her home, ransacked it and stole jewelry and small electronics, which makes her think the burglars are on foot and carrying backpacks.

Police agree.

“I think they're kids that nobody seems to care what they do,” Guthery said.

Sgt. Tim Means says burglary detectives have a good idea who's committing these burglaries and police are preparing paperwork that will go to the district attorney's office for possible charges very soon.

Until then police officers say, if someone knocks at your door, you don't have to open it, but address whoever is there so they know someone is home and won't kick in your door.

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