TULSA, Okla. — Police are looking for a suspected thief seen on surveillance video taking a south Tulsa family’s truck and thousands of dollars in equipment.
The Blanco family living near 61st Street and Garnett says that a neighbor’s surveillance camera caught someone taking their work truck on March 13.
The family owns a construction business.
The video shows an SUV and stolen truck drive by the home before the truck backs up, connects to a trailer and drives off with $5,000 of the Blanco family’s tools.
Police say the suspected thief returned to the home a day later and used the garage door opener from the stolen truck to get inside.
One of the homeowners came out to confront the thief but was punched before the would-be burglar ran off. The homeowner is OK, police say.
Police helped them reprogram the garage door, and they say it’s an unusual crime for someone to go back the next day to the same place.
Police say if your car is stolen, remember to report what was in it — such as a garage door opener or spare key.
Anyone who recognizes the truck or SUV seen in the video is asked to contact the Tulsa Police Department.
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