Tulsa Coffee House Thief Caught On Camera

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 5:37 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police are looking for a suspect who slipped into a popular downtown coffee shop and grabbed whatever he could.

Surveillance video shows an intruder inside Gypsy Coffee House. Cleaning crews had just left the building and the owner was asleep in his home on the third floor.

"What's unsettling is here this guy is going through my building when I was in bed," said Coffee House Owner Bradley Garcia.

Garcia says he believes the thief snuck in just before his staff locked the doors to close Sunday night. He says the man wandered through all three levels of the building, grabbing whatever he could. Garcia says had no clue anyone was in the building, until the next day.

"When my manager went to go get the money bag to open the coffee house there was no money in it," said Garcia.

Tulsa Police say they believe they've seen this man before.

"After looking at the video we've got a pretty good idea of who this guy is. This isn't his first rodeo," said TPD Cpl. Brandon Davis.

Garcia says he believes this burglary is part of a bigger problem.

"The issue is more homeless and no one addressing the homeless issue in town," said Garcia.

The owner is taking this first burglary in 18 years in stride and remains committed to serving his customers.

"The police know who he is. They're going to get him," said Garcia.

Police ask that if you're the victim of a burglary to call them, rather than file a report online. They say a phone call is still the fastest way to get the report.