Oklahoma City police really hope surveillance video will help them identify a man who keeps breaking into businesses in northwest Oklahoma City.
Moises Brambila is the owner of the El Taco Express Food truck down on NW 10th St., near Ann Arbor. He says the crook, captured on his surveillance cameras, broke into his storage truck the morning of December 6.
Brambila says the thief tried to break into his building, and then managed to make his way into his food truck too.
“He broke this out,” said Brambila, pointing at the taco truck door. “He tried to rip this rubber out, but he couldn't. And then he finally broke that out and he got in.”
And even though there are surveillance signs all over his truck, it did not stop the crook. In fact, he got up so close to the cameras that police now have a really good shot of him. As it turns out, the thief only got away with about $20 in change and a little bit of food, but left behind hundreds of dollars in damage to his trucks.
Jeff Merrell is the branch Manager at Advanced Building Products down the road at Ann Arbor near NW 7th St. He says that same thief took some of the equipment they need to lay roofs down that same morning. But that equipment was found hidden behind a nearby building, along with some other stolen items.
“I think what he was doing was basically storing it there - to come back and get it later,” said Merrell.
Those other items belonged to Domino Equipment Company, who also had surveillance video of the crook in action. But they also got their stuff back. And gave police their surveillance video, hoping it will help police identify the thief and help catch him.
“I don't think the guy got away with anything, but he cost us money obviously,” said Merrell. “We have to put all these cameras in, and lights, so not a great individual, not a good member of society in my opinion.”
Police have posted the surveillance video of the crook on the OCPD Facebook page. If you know where police can find him, call OKC Crime stoppers at (405) 235-7300.