OKLAHOMA CITY — Sam Wills has a few choice words for the men who ripped him off.
“I probably couldn’t say that on camera,” he said. “That bad.”
It was around 1 a.m. one recent Monday morning, when the team of burglars broke into his business trailer and snatched $15,000 in unique tools and an industrial generator.
“It’s very frustrating. We were a week away from racing up at Iowa and had to scramble to replace the parts they stole,” Wills said.
At the time, Sam didn’t have his own security system.
But as luck would have it, the crooks pulled into Opus Prime Steakhouse to secure their load.
As they stopped, several cameras were trained on the parking lot.
“After your story aired, we had somebody contact us,” said Jenny Monroe, the spokesperson for the Edmond Police Department.
Sam shared the video with Edmond detectives, giving them another critical piece of evidence.
“We are one step closer. This is exactly why we release this video. It spreads the word so somebody else can give us more information,” Monroe said.
Sam Wills has little hope of getting his property back, but he hopes his tip will ultimately lead to the thieves.
“Sooner of later, they will make a mistake and get caught,” he said.
Police are looking for that unique vehicle. It’s a white Dodge Ram Hemi Express with white bumpers and mirrors.
Anyone with useful information is urged to contact Edmond or Oklahoma City police.