Thieves steal $10, 000 worth of property from Henryetta grandparents

Posted at 8:49 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 23:48:02-05

HENRYETTA, Okla. – A brazen act, thieves in Henryetta stole more than $10, 000 worth of stuff from a couple’s front yard while they were home Sunday. 

Take a good look, because a couple of seconds of a truck speeding through a neighborhood is all police or anyone else has got. 

James Williams showed the spot in his front yard where his two four-wheelers sat, locked up on a trailer until Sunday. 

"My wife got a text yesterday morning at about 6:53 that my truck tire was low,” he said. 

He went outside and noticed someone had slashed his truck tire. 

"So they had flattened my tire so that if they did break that I wouldn't just come out running and chase them in my truck."

He went back inside and by the time he came back all that was left was a lock in pieces.

"My first thoughts are, man what are you going to do?"

Between the time James’ wife received the call that his tire was flat, and the neighbor’s camera caught the truck is only a four-minute span; so James believes these people either knew what they were doing or knew the area. 

"It had to be somebody that frequents this neighborhood." 

His neighbors agree. 

"You never know what 's going to happen next,” one said. 

But what the thieves didn’t know was what they really took from these loving grandparents. 

"We mainly got them for our grandkids, our grandkids are getting a little older we have 7 grandkids." 

Years of future memories bonding with their grandchildren.

"We had some good memories but it's a good thing we got some pictures because that's about all we got left of them now."

Now, more than 400 shares on Facebook later Henryetta Police still haven’t managed to arrest the thieves.

"I have some choice words but I probably can't say them right here."

But they’re hopeful the leads from just a few seconds of video will have a lasting impact. 

The family is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading them to their property. 

If you have information on the four-wheelers you’re asked to call Henryetta Police.