NORMAN, Okla. – Norman police are looking into a break-in at the home of OU football coach Bob Stoops.
Police are still looking for whoever is responsible for the theft.
Right now there’s no suspect information to give out and no arrests have been made.
Norman police say early Wednesday morning someone broke into the home and stole several items as well as one vehicle but wouldn’t be any more specific.
“Obviously you’ve got somebody who has been victimized and we don’t want to further victimize them by putting out more info that what’s absolutely necessary, but yes there were items stolen,” said Norman police Sgt. Jennifer Newell.
“It’s kinda scary and surprising this can happen that close,” said neighbor Julie Armbruster.
Despite Stoops’ obviously high-profile status as the Sooners head coach, Norman police say that won’t affect their investigation.
“I mean it’s going to be investigated like we would any other crimes,” said Newell.
Police wouldn’t confirm if coach Stoops, his wife Carol, or any of his three kids were inside at the time of the theft, but the house was occupied.
Luckily, no one got hurt.
“In this case somebody was home but there was no confrontation. Nobody saw anybody so nobody was injured and again there was no confrontation,” said Newell.
The university did issue a statement that read “Coach Stoops and Carol appreciate the concern expressed for their family and appreciate the efforts of local authorities who are handling this matter.”
Stoops went out of town Wednesday night for a trip to Wichita.
He came back to Norman Thursday but didn’t talk about the break in.