Man Arrested In Connection With Tulsa Coffee Shop Burglary

Friday, September 21st 2018, 6:01 am
By: News On 6

Officers arrested a Tulsa man early Friday who they say was caught on surveillance video breaking into a downtown coffee shop on Sunday, September 16th.

Police credit that surveillance video and downtown business owners with helping them take 38-year-old Justin Rennick into custody.

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"With the way our unit operates we have a lot of good working relationships with business owners, employees that work and live downtown. And in this case we had several people downtown that were working or actually came in to help us tonight," said Tulsa Police Cpl. Brandon Davis.

Police say Rennick was located early Friday on Main Street near I-244.

Gypsy Coffee House owner Bradley Garcia believes Rennick snuck in just before his staff locked the doors to close Sunday.

Police say Rennick wandered through all three levels of the building, grabbing whatever he could.

They say Rennick is also connected to other suspected burglaries.

Tulsa Police said once they identified Rennick as their suspect, they staked out the area until they made the arrest.

“The police knew right where to wait for him this morning at 2:00, right outside of Cain’s, and he comes wheeling up on his bike and they arrested him. Now, hopefully, it'll stick," Garcia said.

Corporal Brandon Davis said, “This is the fourth time that our unit arrested him since May, so there is a lot of familiarity with him.”

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Court records show Rennick got out of prison in May for Osage County convictions of forgery and stealing from a house.

Police also arrested him in July for stealing items from Tulsa's Brady Theater.

Rennick was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including first and second degree burglary.