Two Men Caught On Cameras Stealing From OKC Child Care Center

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 6:32 pm
By: News 9

Jamie Oberg, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thieves stole from kids in the metro Friday night and it's caught on surveillance tape.

The I-CAN Intervention Child Advocacy Network, an after-school mentoring family center on Northwest 48th and Independence, is working with police to catch these crooks.

Seventy metro kids will go back to the center Monday and do without karate, dance, exercise equipment, plasma TV's, xbox games and musical instruments.

In the video the crooks spot the surveillance cameras and try to hide their faces.

The leaders at the center said the crooks had to know they were stealing from children. Police and the center hope someone will recognize the two men.

One has tattoos on his arms and looks right into the camera. His partner in crime is taller, and both men are white. The images captured on the family center's cameras are clear and they are thankful they just installed the cameras not long ago.

"It took us a long time just to get the little bit we do have," Reverend Milton Hopkins said. "These children are like my children, I'm gonna continue to fight for these kids to give them the best resources."

The center charges parents $50 a week for mentoring services, which feeds them a snack, helps them with homework and takes them on special trips. But the center does not have enough to replace what was stolen.

The center just started church services at the building about four weeks ago. Stereo equipment and microphones used in worship and sermons were also taken.

They will host a pancake breakfast Saturday October 22 from 8 a.m. to noon with the money going to help the kids.

If you recognize the men call OKC Crime Stoppers at (405)-235-7300.