Finding some thieves in Tulsa. Tulsa Police officers say a group of thieves broke into at least three clothing stores and a shoe store over the weekend. They hit shops in north Tulsa, east Tulsa, and midtown.
It's the second time in a week for one Tulsa business owner. News on 6 anchor Craig Day says that business owner, hopes the thieves are found with the help of a reward and some high tech help.
At The Source, an urban clothing store near Pine and Peoria, Barry Wright is cleaning up the damage and trying to figure out how much merchandise was cleaned out by thieves. â€œJust proceeded in and had a field day. I guess this is how they do their school shopping."
Tulsa Police believe the same group of thievesâ€™ hit three hip hop clothing stores in a span of a couple of hours. The Source was burglarized at about 4 AM, thieves smashed through the front door to get inside. It was caught on a store surveillance camera. "I wonder where the parents are at four o'clock in the morning. To where you have 13, 14 year old kids just running the streets."
Once the thieves busted through the front door, all of them, all seven of them grabbed as much off the shelves as possible. They then took off out the backdoor.
It took no more than a couple of minutes. But in those minutes, the thieves were able to get as much as $10,000 in merchandise. Just a few days earlier, $4,000 worth of clothing was stolen after thieves busted out a window. That was also caught on tape.
"When you have seven or eight people just running and snatching, it can add up pretty quick." Wright believes the thieves are too lazy to work. He's frustrated, and feels violated. But he's confident the thieves will be caught thanks to such good surveillance video. "I guess, we're going to have a back to school, break-in, store sale. We're going to clear everything out and start over again, so we're going to keep it real optimistic."
The owner of "The Source" is offering a $1,000 reward in addition to Crimestoppers reward money.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.