• Tulsa police arrest suspected serial beer thief

    By: Jackie DelPilar


    Story Highlights

    • Police say a man is accused of stealing beer from multiple Tulsa stores.
    • Officials estimate he's stolen enough to be worth around $1,000.
    • Police arrested a suspect on Tuesday.

    TULSA, Okla. - Police arrested a Tulsa man accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of beer since February.

    Court documents show Kyle Sawyer had a pattern of walking into QuikTrip stores, opening the beer cooler, grabbing three 30-packs and walking out without paying.

    Police said he is accused of doing this 15 times from mid-February to the beginning of May at 10 QuikTrip locations across town. Some locations he hit more than once, and visited some of them twice in one day.

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    In all, police said Sawyer got away with 42 cases of beer, or 1,260 individual beers. Totaling $1,050 in beer.

    Police issued a warrant for his arrest last week. Officers arrested him Tuesday.

    A representative from QuikTrip told FOX23:

    “Great job by TPD, every retailer in town is relieved that another serial thief is in jail. Hopefully the courts will do their part.”

    Sawyer was also arrested on additional larceny charges. In one case, he’s suspected of stealing from a grocery store, a second he’s suspected of stealing a pageant dress and toys from Sooner Surplus, and a third, he’s suspected of grabbing three bottles of liquor from a liquor store and running out.

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