Tulsa police: Unusual car break-in method may make it hard for victims to protect themselves

By: Sara Whaley

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Police say someone in Tulsa is using an unusual method to break into cars.
  • They say it is hard to prevent break-ins.
  • Surveillance video appears to show how it works.

 

Tulsa police say it may be hard to prevent car break-ins, thanks to a new method adopted by thieves in the area. 

They say the method was used recently in an incident near 91st and Harvard.

Surveillance video appears to show a bold suspect using some kind of tool to wiggle free a passenger side window on an SUV.

The suspect then appears to remove the window in one sheet and throw it on the ground.

Video shows the suspect then dive head first into the victim’s SUV.


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Police say they think the suspect didn’t open the door, because he was afraid of setting off an alarm.

Detectives say the victim, in the case, didn’t do anything wrong, because the car was secure.

They say the suspect only got away with some CDs.

Police say car burglars usually go after guns, drugs and money, but every once in a while, they just take whatever they can get their hands on.

They say it’s something we should think about when we look at our cars and see what’s in plain sight in the floorboards or on the seats. 


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