Police: Muskogee and Glenpool trailer thefts could be connected
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KTUL) —
Police in Muskogee think a recent trailer theft could be connected to some serious criminals and more trailer thefts in Glenpool.
The most recent theft happened on Dec. 3 at a storage facility in Muskogee.
Lincoln Anderson, the public information officer for the Muskogee Police Department, said they noticed something familiar when they looked at the surveillance footage. Anderson said the surveillance footage from the heist in Glenpool shows what appears to be the same truck drive up to the gate.
"Looks like an extended cab, Ford truck. Looks like a two-tone," said Anderson.
Someone, then, punches in the gate code, and the truck pulls in to steal the trailer.
In both cases, their method to get into the locked gate appears to be the same.
"Maybe someone had rented a storage building just to be able to get in," said Anderson.
Anderson said they think they have an idea who's behind the thefts, and if the police department is right, the suspects aren't your every day small-time criminals.
"Based on what our guys have gotten and what Glenpool has, the suspects could be involved with some rather unscrupulous groups," said Anderson.
Based on the surveillance video, it looks like the thieves came prepared with multiple trailer hitches to fit any situation.
Anderson says, however, that there are things you can to do help make sure you don't become their next victim.
"Tongue locks, chain it to things, do everything you can to make it harder to steal," said Anderson.
If you know anything about this case, call the Muskogee Police Department at (918) 683-8000.