Crooks Take Choppers From Clothing Store

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 9:55 pm
By: News On 6

By Jennifer Loren, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A high-end Tulsa clothing store is out almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars worth of merchandise after a couple of brazen burglars loot their store.  Thieves cut a hole in the wall and stole everything from jeans to two custom-built choppers.

"I had two custom-built choppers. They were like the heart of the store," said owner Kim Collins.

Kim Collins is a 23-year-old business woman.  The store, All Access at 91st and Memorial, is her first business venture.

"It just makes me sick. I didn't go and work this hard to feel scared to come to work or to get this done in the middle of the night when I'm at home sleeping," said Kim Collins.

It was about 2:30 Wednesday morning when the thieves broke in.  They stole dozens and dozens of designer jeans, most of which cost more than $300 a pair.  They stole jewelry, fur-lined jackets and two custom-built choppers.

"I think they had to have been in here a few times and scouted out and seen what they were going to take. And how they were going to get the choppers out. I mean they're huge and they weigh over 800 pounds. You have to have a plan," said owner Kim Collins.

The thieves actually came through an unlocked door in a shared corridor into unused space. They carved a hole in the wall to crawl through.

On the other side, the thieves ripped the security alarm off the wall and started shopping.  The alarm company never knew anything was wrong and Collins says Tulsa Police are not acting quickly enough.

"The police are, what are they doing? I don't know. You can go ask them. And, I'm sitting here going okay I'm 23 and I'm out hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who's going to take care of that?" said Kim Collins.

Tulsa Police burglary detectives say they are working on the case and they take all burglaries seriously, but they say they have ten detectives to work 12,000 burglaries a year.

Anyone with information about the burglary at All Access is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.