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$20K Worth Of Electronics Stolen From Tractor-Trailer At MWC Walmart

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A truck load of high priced electronics was ripped off over the weekend at a Walmart in Midwest City on NE 23. A truck load of high priced electronics was ripped off over the weekend at a Walmart in Midwest City on NE 23.
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -

A truck load of high priced electronics was ripped off over the weekend at a Walmart in Midwest City on NE 23. 

Now, police are trying to find the thieves. The thieves seemed to know exactly which trailer to hit, when to strike and how to avoid security cameras.

Midwest City police have only have a grainy picture that just barely shows a silver vehicle towing a flatbed trailer. The thieves broke in and loaded up.

"They somehow managed to get a lock off of the trailer, open it up and take out some merchandise which is electronic merchandise, TV sets," said Midwest City Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter.

The thieves took off with the loot. Then, in typical Thanksgiving Day spirit, they came back for seconds.

"Evidently when they loaded things up they felt comfortable about being able to return without anybody finding out who did it so they were able to do it a second time," Porter said.

In all, more than $20,000’s worth of electronics were swiped, all without security cameras capturing much. 

That seems like too much of a coincidence for truck driver Donald Coe, who regularly delivers for Walmart. 

"A lot of times it's an inside job so that's how I look at it. That's what I’ve seen for the past 22 years,” he said. 

Coe said Walmart doesn’t let drivers just drop off trailers and leave.

“No, they don't,” Coe said. “They're pretty hip to the protocol."

The manager didn’t want to talk with us, but we spotted security trucks in Walmart’s parking lot and workers were on the roof re-adjusting security cameras. 

Police are looking into whether this was an inside job.

"You know whoever did this wasn't just driving down the street and decided to do it.  So they had some plan of action," Porter said.

"I hate to rat the driver out but it's probably got a lot to do with him. Or her," Coe said.

Police are asking the public for help. If someone offers you a new TV or stereo, and the price seems too good to be true, investigators would like to hear from you at (405) 739-1317. 

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