Number of reported car thefts doubled in July from June in south Tulsa, reports police

Posted at 9:15 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 07:20:27-04

The number of car thefts has reportedly doubled from June to July in south Tulsa, says police.

Areas affected run from Sheridan and 129th Avenue to 71st Street and 111th Street. So far, ten vehicles were reported stolen in July and five in June.

However, the number of vehicle burglaries went down in the same area. TPD says there were 33 car break-ins in July and 36 in June.

Police say these numbers could be higher because some people don't report these crimes.

One of the latest victims is a resident from Sheridan Hills South. Kimberly Olson says her 2012 Toyota Highlander was stolen from her driveway around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

"It hurts that somebody would steal from me in my own front yard," says Olson.

She says the vehicle had three car seats.

"I have a home daycare, and I take the kids on field trips. We go to the library on Wednesdays so we're not able to do that today," says Olson.

She hopes the thieves are caught soon and wants other people to prevent this from happening to them.

"Double check your cars, and make sure you don't have an extra keys to your car for some reason," says Olson.
TPD reminds you to always lock your vehicles and never leave valuables inside.

If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call your local police department


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