‘Crawling Crooks’ hitting native companies

‘Crawling Crooks’ hitting native companies

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – On Friday morning Amber Alvarez, the proprietor of Los Aztecas Restaurant, walked into work to search out one of many glass home windows shattered and a few of her hard-earned possessions looted. 

‘Crawling Crooks’ hitting native companies
Suspect crawling on the ground of restaurant. Picture courtesy of Amber Alvarez.

“It doesn’t really feel good,” mentioned Alvarez. “[It’s] very irritating.” 

These feelings are probably filling a minimum of a handful of different Pottawatomie County and Oklahoma County companies homeowners, who’ve lately additionally fallen sufferer to some artful crooks. 

“They’re fairly intelligent,” mentioned Aaron Brilbeck, a spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Workplace. “We’ve seen as many as three companies hit in a single night time… [In total] it seems to be wherever from 6 to 9. However we count on by the point the investigation is over, it’s going to be significantly extra.” 

The thieves’ M.O. seems to be to smash out a decrease window of a enterprise, then crawl by on their fingers and knees. 

“They’re really crawling on their fingers and knees to keep away from the movement detectors,” defined Brilbeck. 

Within the course of, they’re looting no matter they will. In Los Aztecas’ case, the crooks took two bottles of tequila and a pair hundred {dollars} money, in line with Alvarez. 

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned the Boomerang Diner, simply down the road from the Mexican restaurant was additionally hit. 

“There doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or motive as to which companies are being focused. All the things from a pharmacy to eating places to bars,” mentioned Brilbeck. “So, in the event you’re a enterprise proprietor, now could be positively the time to double test your alarm system, ensure that it’s working. If mandatory, decrease these sensors in order that if someone is crawling out of the bottom, the sensors will choose them up, test your cameras, be sure that they’re working. In the event that they’re not working, get them mounted. That’s one of the simplest ways to catch these guys.”

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