Tulsa police urge drivers to take guns out of their cars amid spike in break-ins

VIDEO: Tulsa police warn about car break-ins involving gun thefts

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police are looking to identify a recent car break-in suspect as they ask people to remove firearms from their vehicles when not inside.

The suspect in this case didn’t steal a gun, but police say if she was given the opportunity that they feel like she would.

Oct. 26, 2020 - Tulsa police are looking to identify a recent car break-in suspect as they ask people to remove firearms from their vehicles when not inside. The suspect in this case didn’t steal a gun, but police say if given the opportunity, they feel she would.
Oct. 26, 2020 - Tulsa police are looking to identify a recent car break-in suspect as they ask people to remove firearms from their vehicles when not inside. The suspect in this case didn’t steal a gun, but police say if given the opportunity, they feel she would. (Tulsa Police Department)
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Detectives say they are getting an influx of car break-in reports with stolen guns involved, and that in the last few months the city has not gone more than two days without a victim reporting they had a gun stolen during a car break-in.

The city has seen nearly 3,000 car break-ins this year and averaged 350 in September and October.

Police say a car is not a safe place to keep any valuables, especially guns.

Anyone who knows the person in the photo is asked to email police at burglary@cityoftulsa.org or call Crimestoppers at 918-596-COPS.

Oct. 26, 2020 - Tulsa police are looking to identify a recent car break-in suspect as they ask people to remove firearms from their vehicles when not inside. The suspect in this case didn’t steal a gun, but police say if given the opportunity, they feel she would.
Oct. 26, 2020 - Tulsa police are looking to identify a recent car break-in suspect as they ask people to remove firearms from their vehicles when not inside. The suspect in this case didn’t steal a gun, but police say if given the opportunity, they feel she would. (Tulsa Police Department)