Burglaries Caught On Tape

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 9:54 am
By: News On 6

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to catch a couple of crooks. A team of thieves stole two trailers from an Owasso storage unit in two days, another team took a weed eater off a front porch in Tulsa and both were caught on videotape. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright says look closely, if you know them, you'll get up to a thousand dollars in cash.

Shelly Campbell is on a mission to catch some thieves. The thieves took the family's trailer from a storage unit in Owasso Sunday morning.

The surveillance video of the suspects is incredibly clear. This is the man punching in the code to get gate and right behind him, the second suspect, this one, a woman.

Shelly Campbell: "They've taken something that belonged to me. It didn't belong to them. They probably don't work. They're a drain on society and as I told you yesterday, they're bottom-feeders, as far as I'm concerned." That sums up the feelings of most every person who's ever been a victim of theft.

The suspects paid cash for a storage unit the day before in order to get access, the information on their application turned out to be bogus. They took one trailer Saturday evening and the Campbell's, the next day. "We have five kids and when we are all together, we need the trailer. We have a child that is handicapped and we can't fit the wheelchair in the vehicle with all the kids."

The Campbell’s hope everyone will look for these suspects. They feel this type of crime trickles down to everyone and they want these folks behind bars. "They didn't look nervous at all. They look like they've done it before. It makes me sick people out there do this."

That's exactly how the Schultz family feels in Tulsa. They gave the News on 6 this surveillance video from their front porch that shows a woman and man pull up in a car. The man walks up to their porch, steals their weed-eater and leaves.

Investigators in both cases need help identifying the suspects. If you recognize the thieves in these videos, call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. It's completely anonymous and if your tip helps police make an arrest, you'll get a cash reward for some early holiday shopping.