OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. - The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect caught on surveillance video driving off with a trailer.
The trailer was taken from a business in Edmond, and the victim had even taken proactive steps to protect their property.
The owner put a parking boot on the front right tire to prevent it from being stolen, but that didn't stop the person responsible for taking it.
"That didn't stop the criminal. They just drove off with it," said Mark Opgrande with the Oklahoma County Sheriff`s Office.
It was on Jan. 17 around 11 p.m. near I-35 & Waterloo Rd.
Still images captured from surveillance video from a neighboring business shows this driver go onto Global Oil Flow's property, allegedly hook up the trailer to this older model black Dodge Ram and leave.
The trailer had a black toolbox on the front and is worth around $4,000.
"For thieves, they can get something like this and get several thousand dollars out of it in the black market area that they're selling it," said Opgrande.
Officials said there have been recent thefts in the area and encourage business owners to continue to do whatever they can to protect their property.
In this case, the parking boot didn't work, but the surveillance video could lead investigators to some tips.
"It's unnerving to see somebody driving away from your property but, in this case, hopefully it will lead us to whoever did it," said Opgrande.
The suspect’s truck has factory 20-inch chrome wheels and dark tinted windows.
If you know any information, you’re asked to call the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office at 405-713-1017.