Police: Suspect Caught Trying To Push Motorcycle Out Of Harley Davidson Store In Moore


Monday, April 23rd 2012, 7:59 am
By: News 9


One man was behind bars Monday morning after Moore police say he broke into the Harley Davidson store near Interstate 35 and S. 19th Street.

The alarm went off around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the store on S.W. 11th Street. Police say a group of thieves may have stolen an SUV and parked behind the business. One of them then used a dumpster to climb onto the roof and break in through a skylight.

When officers arrived, they saw a man trying to walk a motorcycle through the front door. Officers originally believed there were several suspects still inside the store. Oklahoma City's police helicopter flew above the building searching for the suspects, and officers used thermal imaging to determine how many people were inside the building.

"At this time we have officers basically in the building with K9. They have a thermal imaging system," said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis with the Moore Police Department. "There's a possibility they got into the air conditioning vents, so we have officers going through the vents with thermal imaging trying to locate this other suspect. This actually is a pretty large business so it's going to take just a little while."

After searching the building for nearly three hours, police found no other suspects. They took one man into custody. They suspect's name has not been released.