Midtown neighbors warn about unassuming burglar


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Updated: 5/13/2013 11:13 pm Published: 5/13/2013 10:48 pm


Don't be fooled by a nicely-dressed businessman roaming neighborhoods.

"Alert Neighbors" in the Whiteside Area Neighborhood Association posted a warning about the unassuming burglar driving around in a blueish Toyota Matrix, dressed in khakis, in a collared shirt and shaved head, hitting homes between 10 and 10:30am.
"It did not phase us at all," said Jenifer Harmon.

She lives near 36th and Yale and believes the alert about a man breaking into homes near 41st and Yale is the same man she saw last fall.

Last September, as she was getting ready for school, Harmon saw her husband's attention on her neighbor's home.

As they looked out their front window, they saw a man dressed in khakis and a collared shirt who ooked like a typical businessman.

"Then he watched him go out to his car and grab something that looked like an invoice and then a pen and stepped back further to make sure he had the right house," said Harmon.

This is a similar description in the most recent break-ins.

When the Harmon's came back to the window, they saw the man gone but his car was still there.

Harmon saved the note her husband used to write down the suspect’s description, which was similar to a man described in the most recent warning on Facebook.

"The blue car, tall guy, the red shirt," said Harmon.

Police say the tag number documented in the Harmon neighborhood came back as a stolen vehicle.

When Mr. Harmon came back from writing down the suspect information, they realized this man may have been a burglar.

"Not even 30 seconds later he said, 'oh no’ and saw the guy come from behind the house and get in his car quickly and drive off," said Harmon.

That night, police arrived at her neighbor's home who was scared.

"He took her iPad and jewelry, he didn't take anything big," said Harmon.

That was in September, eight months later, a similar story is warning neighbors.

"That's the guy," said Harmon. "Just looked like he was supposed to be there."

Tulsa police burglary detectives say the suspect from the fall sounds similar to the man in the Whiteside Area but the suspect(s) have not been identified.

If you have any information, call Crime Prevention Network, Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS (2677) or text a tip to "CRIMES" (274637) and begin your message with "TIP918" or you can submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. Remember you never have to give your name and your tip could lead to a cash reward.

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Mayor Maynot - 5/14/2013 11:03 AM
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I have cheerful four legged greeters. Come on over! They'll be glad to greet you.

pen25 - 5/14/2013 12:23 AM
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this is why knowing your neighbors is a good thing. knowing when someone is home and when they arnt and asking sales men for their permit for door to door sales. when i started asking the door to door magazine sales for theirs they have stopped coming in the neighborhood.
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