Thieves with an eye for flat-screen TVs are targeting hotels in South Tulsa

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Reported by: Morgan Downing
Updated: 2/11 8:16 am Published: 2/10 9:41 pm

TULSA, Okla. - Thieves with an eye for flat-screen TVs are targeting hotels in south Tulsa. 

FOX23 went to the South Tulsa area where thieve have been targets hotels for quite some time.

We spoke with Tulsa police and they told us they've been looking for these people since they first hit back in November. 

Their latest strike was less than two weeks ago.

Two hotels, just a parking lot apart, share one thing in common these past 2 1/2 months, their flat-screen TV’s are disappearing. 

And they're not the only hotels thieves have stolen from.

FOX23 spoke with TPD Leland Ashley, who told us, “these individuals have been very active.”

Ashley released photos of the suspects on Monday in hopes that someone will recognize the suspects.

Police say the thieves have made at least 20 attempts to steal the TV’s at several southeast Tulsa hotels. 

Not all of their attempts were successful. 

"A lot of times we just need just a little bit of information to get us where we want to go," said Ashley.

Ashley also told FOX23 these crooks are targeting empty hotel rooms.

"They're either knocking on doors or somehow they're determining these rooms are empty. They're using a small pry tool to force the door open," Ashley said. 

Police say that's when they snatch the TVs and make their escape through side exits.

Police aren't releasing just how many TV’s have been stolen. 

They believe there are two men and a woman involved. 

We'd like to mention all of the hotel rooms were empty and no one has been harmed.

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