Beer thieves strike a popular Brookside bar

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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 2/03 12:29 am Published: 2/03 12:27 am

The owner at R Bar told FOX23 two people broke into the bar's cooler and stole beer. They had no idea they were being watched.

There is exclusive video on FOX23.COM. Just click the video link next to this story.

Surveillance video shows two thieves at work Saturday morning.

"I drove up and saw the door to the walk-in cooler open and knew we had a problem at that point," said R Bar owner Bill Grant.

Grant, went inside to take a look at surveillance video.

He saw,"beer bandits," he said.

The duo was there for at least 20 minutes.

At first, "they're watching the street. Then they walk right over to the cooler and crack the lock," said Grant.

Then the video shows them making multiple trips to and from the cooler with loads of beer.

But that wasn't enough.

They later pull a gold car around and load a keg inside their car.

"It was several hundred dollars’ worth of beer. But it's just maddening to see people take advantage of other folks," said Grant.

Police believe this isn't the first time these thieves have struck.

"We’re thinking these guys are doing this in other places," said Tulsa Police Sargent Kurt Dodd.
That's why they are asking for help tracking them down.

"We’re willing to give a substantial reward to a charity if someone can identify the people who came and took the beer," said Grant.

Because the cooler now has an alarm system, any future beer bandits are going to get quite a surprise.

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Unwashed Mass - 2/3/2014 1:55 PM
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"They had no idea they were being watched" That assumption makes for cute commentary, but they do appear to glance at the camera.

Unwashed Mass - 2/3/2014 1:49 PM
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Those security lights were so bright they had to shield them with their hands, but it made for good entertainment on TV.

Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 7:47 AM
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That they were not going to pay for. Here's sincere hope that eventually they will pay in prison. Get that bunghole ready boys.

Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 7:07 AM
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Lame @$$ thieves.
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