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Thieves steal over $1K in property from area business in less than two minutes

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 18:02:35-04

TULSA, Okla. -- Brazen thieves are caught on camera after targeting a business near 31st and Yale over the weekend.

The suspects stealing over a $1,000 worth of equipment within less than two minutes.

“It's pretty creepy to know that someone's been hanging around my building scoping out which ac unit as the big one they wanted to steal,” the business owner said.

The owner is wanting others to be aware.

“[I’m] hoping that somebody may recognize the truck and stop these guys because I don't want this to happen to someone else."

Nearly $1500 worth of property was gone in minutes as the thieves worked quickly and skillfully.

“They had their tools,” the business owner said. “They didn't need a flashlight because of all my security lighting."

At 5:29 a.m. the crafty thieves drive into the business parking lot. By 5:30 a.m. they've already detached the Goodman AC compressor and carried it up the stairs and loaded it on to their truck bed.

“I’d have to say it’s several hundred pounds,” the owner said.

By 5:31 a.m., the truck is gone.

“At first, we thought they were just going to take it and strip it since these are full of copper,” the owner said.

However, what's left behind is proof these thieves had done this before.

“The way they took off the panel, they left the wires intact, which makes me really think they were going to sell this to somebody."

If the thieves do sell, buyers beware.

“Hopefully when they go to register it they'll know that it is a stolen unit,” the owner said.

The white truck in the surveillance video didn't have any license plates, but did have a back right tail light out along with one dark painted panel on the hood of the passenger side.

“Just keep a look out because I have a feeling these guys are doing it all over the city,” the business owner said.

If you have any information on this crime and recognize the truck, you’re asked to call Tulsa Police.


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