‘It’s my life history,’ Alleged thieves target rare antiques in OKC storage locker

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police in Oklahoma City are releasing video of an alleged thief, responsible for taking thousands of dollars worth of antiques.

The video shows only a brief glimpse of the suspect as he drove away with a pickup truck full of stolen items.

The victim hopes that’s enough to make an arrest.

Skyler Robinson said, “My whole life’s history, they carted out in one swoop.”

Some of the stolen items date back to the 1920′s and 30′s, including a first-edition copy of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ a 1930′s Air Chief radio, numerous old instruments, a 1920′s suitcase and a lot more.

“My stuff wasn’t insured because I thought if anyone broke in, they’d look and see all garbage,” said Robinson. “It never occurred to me a thief would have the same terrible taste I do.”

The business has a coded security gate but police say the suspect did not have to force his way inside.

MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “He was able to gain entry by getting hold of a gate code issued to a contractor that had done some work in the area recently.”

Police say the suspect stole from three units, including Robinson’s.

Of all the things stolen from her locker, Robinson says the one that hurts the most is all her family photos.

“This is personal stuff. It’s not just my TV, it’s not just a DVD player. It’s my life history,” said Robinson. “It’s not about the stuff that’s replaceable. There is somebody in Oklahoma City that’s a family photo thief and that just stinks.”

Anyone with information on the suspect seen in the video, or the truck being driven, is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.