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Tulsa Man Says Burglars Broke Into His Car With Remote Control

Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 19:54:51-05

TULSA, Okla. — A south Tulsa resident says he's out $3,000 after burglars broke into his car Saturday night.

Arlando Bates says he is angry, frustrated, and feels violated after he says his car was broken into via remote.

"I watched our surveillance footage, and you can see the man just pull up, wait outside my truck, and then another guy is doing something in their car, and all of a sudden my truck lights turn on," Bates said. "My car is key-less, so they had to have used some sort of device to open it because my truck lights only turn with a key, and I have the only key."

Now he and his roommate, Daniel Teague, are trying to help police find who is responsible.

"They seem like they are professionals," Bates said. "They had to know what and how to do something like this, and in watching the video, it seemed like this wasn't their first time."

The two say they are concerned about their neighborhoods and others in Tulsa.

"The thing is, we want to make sure that this doesn't happen to anybody else because they seem skilled," Teague said. "It's not right that they are just taking what people worked hard for."

Tulsa police say this kind of car burglary is not usual for Tulsa—a device like this is usually used in car thefts in bigger cities.

However, if anything in this video is familiar call the Tulsa police crime stoppers number 918- 896-2677

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