1 Juvenile In Custody, 2 On The Run Following Overnight String Of Car Burglaries, Police Say

Wednesday, December 9th 2020, 7:56 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa police say one juvenile is in custody on Wednesday morning and two others are on the run following a string of car burglaries overnight.

According to officers, it began after a man reported that his Jeep Liberty had been stolen at a convenience store near East 41st Street and South 129th East Avenue.

Officers said that a few hours after the jeep was reported stolen, they began to receive reports of people breaking into cars, and according to police, the suspect's vehicle matched the description of the car that was stolen earlier in the day.

TPD officials said that the first break-in took place in a movie theater parking lot on East 71st Street. Not long after, officers received another call for a vehicle that had been broken into at a motel near East 71st Street and South Memorial Drive around 11:30 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they spotted the stolen Jeep Liberty at a nearby Holiday Inn Express. According to police, three juveniles got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

According to officers, break-ins such as these are an example of why it is so important to keep car doors locked and to remove any valuables from the car.

TPD Sgt. Jeanne Pierce said, "don't leave any valuable property in your vehicle, make sure you lock the doors, make sure you take everything of value with you so if someone does break into your vehicle they're not going to get anything."

Authorities are still searching for the two other juveniles involved.