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VIDEO: Man steals from Oklahoma City animal hospital

OKCPD searching for man accused of stealing from the City Animal Hospital on NW 23rd St. (Oklahoma City Police Department)

Oklahoma City police need your help identifying a suspect who burglarized a metro animal hospital.

Dr. Nancy Worland, the owner of City Animal Hospital, said animal hospitals aren't typically a target for burglaries.

But police said on Feb. 10, a suspect broke into her business and was caught on surveillance video.

"I think criminals in general don't have a good sense of ethics," Worland said.

She said this is the first time this has happened in more than 25 years since she's been here.

She said most of the time, you won't find much cash in these businesses.

"This entire industry, veterinary medicine," Worland said. "It's not a huge cash business. Nobody these days pays with cash. Everybody pays in plastic so there's really not any cash to have."

The surveillance video shows the suspect breaking in early in the morning of Feb. 10. You can clearly see the suspect in the video and the car he drove.

"We're asking for the public's help in identifying who the suspect is," Oklahoma City Police officer Megan Morgan said. "He's seen driving a silver Impala. It looks like that Impala is missing one rim."

You also see a cat on the counter in the surveillance video, but Worland said none of her animals were taken. Although the suspect got away with a small amount of money, Worland said she's thankful it wasn't worse.

"There's thousands and thousands of dollars worth of equipment in here he could've just gone through and bashed or taken whatever," Worland said. "But the big thing is the animals because everything else in replaceable."

Now, Worland hopes the video will help someone recognize the suspect.

"I don't really talk to the police very much about what they know," Worland said. "They've got the video. Hopefully that will be enough."

Police reports show the suspect stole cash. Anyone who can identify the man or his vehicle should call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 or leave a tip online at www.okccrimetips.com.

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