OKCPD: bumbling crook steals cash register from smoke shop

The Oklahoma City Police Department is hoping someone recognizes a man they say stole a cash register from a smoke shop when the clerk turned his back.Police were called to Checkers Smoke Shop at NE 14th and Lottie just after 8 a.m. Thursday. The store clerk said he walked up, asked for a variety of cigarettes and when the clerk turned around to get the smokes, the man grabbed for the register.In the video, you can see the man snagging the cash register and yank it over the counter. The video changes to a different camera as the man runs out the door.As he's doing so, he drops part of the register, causing him to trip as he runs out the door. He kept a tight grip on the drawer, though, and stands up, closes the door and runs off.The man reportedly drove off in a gold Chevy Malibu.He is described as a black male, 6 ft tall and 180 lbs. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans at the time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.
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