Thieves haul off heavy duty, century old furniture
ENID, Okla. – You probably expect thieves to make a quick grab when they break into homes, taking items like electronics and jewelry.
However, recently criminals in Enid took off with some heavy duty furniture.
Chains and a lock were the only things separating thieves form the Simpson home.
“Can’t get it back,” said Rick Simpson. “I mean all those memories.”
Memories Rick and his brother Larry Simpson made around the dinner table while growing up. The dining room set has been in their family for 98 years.
“It could have been passed down through the whole family,” said Larry.
The brothers walked into their family home off of 42nd Street to see the dining room empty. The table, china cabinet and buffet table were gone.
Furniture so heavy the lock outside the door would have been the least of a thieve’s worries.
The table alone extends from to 25 feet and is nearly 400 pounds.
“It would have taken all of us to get it out of here, and probably two more,” said Larry.
This isn’t the first time someone has targeted the home. Trespassers trashed the home three weeks ago.
“Every drawer and closet had been emptied and thrown everywhere,” said Rick.
The brothers never imagined someone would want or be able to take the furniture that meant so much to them.
“Your life changes each day when you have something like this,” said Larry. “It is like an old friend.”
All that’s left now is one chair and a shelf to the china cabinet, but the brothers continue locking up.
“For some reason I really think it’s going to turn up,” said Larry.
If you run into the antique table or know anything about the burglary, call Enid Police.
You could get a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.