OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a man caught on camera breaking into a business through a window, leaving with money and some expensive fitness watches.
This was at Schlegel Bicycles in Automobile Alley.
Automobile Alley is becoming a favorite spot in the metro, with lots of traffic and attractions.
Unfortunately, with the busyness comes some crime.
It was around 5:30 Sunday morning when Schlegel Bicycles was broken into.
Someone threw a brick through this window, forcing their way inside.
“Once he came through here, he basically made his way through here to the Garmin,” said Steve Schlegel, Schlegel Bicycles owner.
The suspect was in and out of the store in 45 seconds and got away with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise and some case.
“This particular showcase was locked up, and he was able to locate the key quickly and basically took a couple of the fitness watches directly from here,” Schlegel said.
The whole burglary was caught on camera.
“It was very quick, very precise and calculated,” Schlegel said.
The thief also got away with a cash-filled donation jar, set on the counter to raise money for a non-profit called Team Turtle.
“We try to provide kids who can’t afford helmets, families that can’t afford helmets, helmets that provide safety to kids while they’re riding their bikes,” Schlegel said.
Employees noticed the broken window when got in Sunday morning.
A short time later, empty watch boxes were found nearby.
That’s when they realized what the person had gotten away with.
This business owner said he feels violated and hopes the person responsible gets caught or turns themselves in.
He said his guard is up.
“We all have to be on our toes and be alert and do preventative measures to plan for it, having surveillance, alarm systems, those are all very important to protect your belongings,” Schlegel said.
If you have any information about this case, please call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.