Tulsa Vape Shop Falls Victim To Thieves

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 5:39 pm
By: News On 6

Thieves raided a Tulsa vape store near 81st and Sheridan, stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise.

The thieves shot out the front door, busted two display cases, and stole $5,000-worth of products, all before realizing they were on camera.

Security footage from inside EcoSmoke was taken before store owner Howard Parton says thieves ripped the cameras down.

The video shows two people busting out the glass on display boxes and stuffing bags full of products.

The camera catches close-ups of a man and woman.

"You make preparations for it. You know we have alarms and insurance and everything, but you never really expect it to happen,” said Parton.  

Unfortunately, it did happen and now Parton wants to find the people he says cost him $5,000 in damage and lost products. 

"You're just dumb ... I don't want to tell people how to rob places better but they're dumb. I mean we got great video of them so they're going to get caught,” Parton said.  

Parton said he saw the same people on camera the night before, tapping on the glass with a gun but the alarms ran them off.

He thought they wouldn't be back. 

"Get a job, earn your money, just like everybody else," Parton said. 

Parton turned his video over to Tulsa police hoping they can help stop something like this from happening again.