A clothing store in Tulsa was recently robbed for the third time in just 30 days. This time, the owner said he filmed the break-in.
The cost is really starting to add up – a few shirts stolen here, a few broken windows there – that means thousands of dollars lost for the owner, Travers Mahan.
A security video caught the potential thief in the act on Tuesday morning.
“This particular person smashed the glass, and we could see from the video that he waited five minutes to see if there would be any alarms or whatever was going to go off,” Mahan said while examining images.
The man though the coast was clear and crawled through the hole he had made in the glass. When he picked up a bag, he set off a movement alarm and ran for the door.
Police came to investigate shortly after, but this is far from the first time something like this has happened at Travers Mahan Apparel.
âIt’s just a little nickel and obscures us. I mean it’s $ 1,500 here, $ 1,200 there. And we’re trying to recover from COVID, it’s just very frustrating to deal with this, âMahan said.
Mahan’s frustrations have slowly built up over the past few years as he said he saw an increase in break-ins and crime in Tulsa. He hopes city leaders and Tulsa police can focus on proactive policing to reduce crime.
âWe have to be proactive and not reactive to this. We have to find a way,â Mahan said. “It’s not an easy problem, but it needs to be looked at.”