OKLAHOMA CITY – An elaborate surveillance camera set-up will likely help police catch a handful of thieves trying to make off with the property from a small business in Oklahoma City.
Police are investigating the break-in at Innovative Products last Thursday night about 10 p.m.
Innovative is located on Beacon Place, near Reno and MacArthur.
Thieves broke the business’ gate as they tried to steal a flat-bed trailer.
Three or four suspects can be seen on surveillance video driving through the gate and destroying a lock on the trailer.
The group was not able to cut through a chain on the back tire of the trailer.
The business owner, Sam John, estimates the break-ins at his business have cost him about $50,000.
“It is actually a sickening feeling, when thieves steal your property,” John said.
John has been victimized four times in recent months.
Two years ago, John installed an elaborate surveillance camera set-up; 11 cameras canvas the property now.
The cameras were not enough to stop the thieves this time but they will be enough to help police identify the suspect vehicle and the three or four masked men involved in the crime.
“At least I would like to get them caught and punishment; a few less people on the street doing this,” he said.
Innovative Products was also hit Aug. 15 when thieves made off with two air conditioners.