OKCPD: Serial burglar hits at least 9 metro businesses
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Oklahoma City police are hunting for a serial burglar that has hit at least nine businesses.
Investigators say they believe the suspect has burglarized at least nine metro businesses since mid-July, most of them in the northern Oklahoma City area. The man's first believed to have struck Award Motors, 24 W. Memorial Road, on July 16. During the burglary the man stole a white 1999 Buick Regal. In several of the following burglaries the suspect was observed driving a white four-door vehicle.
"He tried to pry his way into our garage doors and then he found a metal pipe. After a while, broke into one of the windows. Came in rummaged through all of the desk," said Award Motors president Trever Ward. "Just hate that he used my vehicle to get around to do all that. Just upsetting."
Police have surveillance video of several of the burglaries including the July 23 break-in at PDQ Grocery, 1100 NW 122, and the burglary of a Sonic July 26 in the 13200 block of N. May Ave.
Police also believe the man struck two Sonic locations July 25, one at 4216 NW 39 Street and 5635 N. Western. The suspect also broke into Braum's, 3004 NE 63 Street, July 26 and Station North Pointe, 13701 N. May, on July 28.
Recently, police say the man broke into a steakhouse in north Oklahoma City. On Aug. 2, police reports show the man climbed a tree near the business and broke out a second story window, making off with cash from registers, liquor and meat.
"Basically investigators were able to tie most of these burglaries together because the front glass of these businesses were being broken out," said Oklahoma City Police, officer Megan Morgan.
Ward told FOX 25 he has a specific message for this suspect.
"There's too many people that put too much into their businesses for other people to just come and take it. I mean just, go get a job."
The man is described as a white male standing 5-feet, 10-inches with short hair and a tattoo on his right shoulder.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 or leave a tip online at www.okccrimetips.com.