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Pawn shop thieves get away with thousands in jewelry, Tulsa police say

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 21:05:25-05

Tulsa police are searching for three people after they used pieces of concrete to smash jewelry cases at a pawn shop and steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, officers say.

According to police, three males went into the EZ Pawn shop at 31st and Garnett and two of them used broken pieces of concrete to smash glass cases at the jewelry counter while the third male stood at the door.

After swiping items out of the busted bases, the trio took off toward the southwest corner of 31st and Garnett, dropping items as they ran, TPD says. Officers say they were last seen in the area of 3200 E. 114th East Ave., jumping fences “to elude witnesses. The suspects were able to get away from eyewitnesses without a trace.”

Investigators say callers reported seeing the suspects run into the Meadows Apartments at 2800 S. 115th E. Ave., but they have been unable to confirm that information.

The pawn shop surveillance video is being reviewed by detectives.

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