Police are looking for a burglar after a south Tulsa jewelry store was broken into early Friday and a large amount of jewelry stolen.
Officers responded to an alarm at J. Spencer Jewelry at 83rd and Memorial just after 1:30 a.m.
At the store, they found the front door's glass broken out and the jewelry stolen.
The owner gave News On 6 a copy of security video which showed the man entering the store dragging two trash cans. He proceeds to a storage case near the store's cash register, breaks it open and dumps trays of jewelry into the trash cans, filling both. He then pulls the trash cans to the back door of the store and leaves.
Owner Chris Spencer said the whole thing happened so fast, the thief must have known what they were looking for. The target? The Pandora jewelry case holding some of the most expensive items in the store.
"I would think they definitely had to case the property before; they knew exactly where it was, what was there and how to get out the back door," he said.
The man appears to have covered his face, wearing a multi-colored hat and gray colored sweatshirt. The owner estimates between $70,000 to $80,000 worth of jewelry was taken in the burglary.
Police searched the area around the store but could not find the man or the trash cans.
Chris said even though he's upset, there is a silver lining.
"The big picture here is that this didn't happen during the day, no one was hurt, and we were able to come in and work basically from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., get the door replaced and get it cleaned up. We opened again for business at 10 a.m.," he said.
If you have information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.