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Authorities on the lookout for looters at flood-stricken homes and cars

Posted: 5:34 PM, May 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-24 21:05:08-04

TULSA — It's already tragic to hear more than a thousand Tulsans have been impacted by this historic flood with evacuations, plus hundreds more in Sand Springs, Tulsa County and Jenks. Now, on top of that, residents are dealing with looters.

One woman told 2 Works for You reporter Laurene Callander that at least 15 cars were parked at Bird Creek Bridge, west of Highway 75, and she caught a man trying to break into them the other day.

The area near East 106th Street North and Delaware was completely flooded. The woman who spoke to 2 Works for You said she had at least three feet of water inside her home. She said it's bad enough they're dealing with valuables being destroyed and homes filled with mud, but to see someone taking advantage of their vulnerability is horrific.

“Kicking you when you're down, yeah they kick you when you're down and it's sad that the world's gotten that way,” the woman said.

Tulsa police said Gilcrease Division did arrested someone Friday morning for looting

If you see anyone trying to steal from evacuated homes or stranded cars, contact local authorities so they can add extra patrol in the area.

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