Bold burglars caught on video crashing car into storefront to steal merchandise
TULSA, Okla. - Video captured a car plowing into the front of a Twisters Wireless store in Tulsa, Oklahoma and police are asking for the public’s help identifying the bold culprits.
At 4 a.m. on Thursday, outdoor security cameras recorded a taupe-colored 1996 Buick Century turning around in a parking lot.
A few seconds later, the car is seen accelerating, so much so that the front end of the car jumps a bit and crashes into the storefront window.
As soon as the car is inside, the driver of the car, wearing what appeared to be a black ski mask and all black clothing, jumps out of the car and appears to take merchandise from the store display cases.
FILE - Freeze frame of video showing alleged smash-and-grab robbery in Tulsa, Oklahoma wireless store.
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As the car continues to roll forward, another three suspects can be seen running into the store, taking more items. Investigators said the suspects stole more than $15,000 worth of phones, tablets and watches.
Once the burglars were done, all four appeared to abandon the car and flee the scene. The entire robbery took no more than a couple of minutes to execute, according to the police department.
Detectives from the Tulsa Police Department believe the car was also stolen and suspect there may have been a getaway driver waiting outside while the other four individuals allegedly robbed the store.
Anyone with information can contact the Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS and could be entitled to a cash reward.
"If you check your garage and realize your Buick Century was stolen, we might have it," a department Facebook post read.
Storyful contributed to this report.