Priceless wedding pictures stolen

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 11:13 pm
By: News 9

By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

Police are looking for two thieves in Cleveland County who got away with more than just a pair of expensive cameras during a recent burglary.

The victim is more worried about the priceless photos that were still in the cameras.

The victim is a professional photographer who had just finished shooting a wedding. Now, his cameras are gone and so are the images.

Photographer Christian Sangree said you couldn't have planned a more perfect day for a young couple last weekend, but it was after the wedding that things took a turn for the worse.

"It's really the kind of thing that a photographer wakes up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat and is glad it was just a bad dream," Sangree said.

But this is no dream. The equipment along with the thousands of pictures taken at the couple's wedding are gone.

Moore Police Sgt. Todd Strickland said Moore and Norman police have pictures of the two youngsters who most likely took Sangree's cameras. They're also accused of breaking into other vehicles in the metro and using stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree at two Cleveland County Wal-Marts.

"We got some good video footage. We're hoping somebody will be able to identify the two individuals who are in the late teens to early 20's," Strickland said.

Sangree doesn't care if the equipment is found. He just wants the memory cards with the photos on them.

He's notified both families about what happened but the couple is still on their honeymoon. Everybody has agreed to wait until they return to let them know what happened.