Suspected Tulsa Area Car Wash Burglar Arrested


Monday, June 25th 2018, 6:59 am
By: Joseph Holloway


Police arrest a man on Saturday, June 22nd,  who they believe is responsible for several car wash burglaries over the last three weeks in the Tulsa area. 

He is identified as David Shoras, 38, of Broken Arrow.

According to Shoras' arrest report, he is responsible for several car wash burglaries, leaving thousands of dollars in damage at each one.

Police say the first burglary happened in early June when they say Shoras broke into a bill changing machine at MRC's Car Wash. Police say another man with him at the time hasn't been found.

Shoras ramped up the burglaries, committing a number of break-ins last week. Car wash owners across Tulsa County sent News On 6 video of their coin changer machines being broken into.

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The arrest report shows at least one owner saw Shoras' red truck and tag number. With that information, police tracked him down and arrested him.

Shane Thompson owns a few of the Fiesta Mart car washes that were targeted and he said it's relieving to know Shoras is off the streets.

"Once we found out, we wanted to make sure all those other guys know, 'Okay, this guy's been caught. At least this problem, for now, has been solved,'" Thompson said.

David Shoras' arrest report shows he is a convicted felon with previous domestic violence, escape from confinement and felony firearm possession convictions.

Police say Shoras is also responsible for a car burglary in late April 2018.