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Rash of car break-ins in Wagoner County have residents on edge

Car break-ins in Wagoner County have residents on edge (KTUL)

In the dead of night, he made his approach.

A quiet neighborhood in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow, was his mark.

Quietly taking what wasn't his to take.

And since this is a day and age where just about every other person has a surveillance camera, the whole thing was caught on camera.

Several cameras in fact, from several different houses in the Renaissance Park neighborhood.

Including footage from the home of John Bass.

Bass was more than willing to show us what his cameras caught around 3:15 a.m. Thursday morning, as the crook unsuccessfully tried to break into his vehicles.

"We were just kind of shocked and stunned that someone was brazen enough just to walk down the street and walk up to the cars and try the handles on the doors," said Bass.

A big risk to take, he said, especially in a neighborhood where so many cops live.

"There's six or seven, maybe seven Broken Arrow Police Department officers that live here in the neighborhood," said Bass.

And the crime often comes with not much of a reward.

"They're not going to get much of anything," said Bass. "Most of the time they're just going to get a little change that people might leave in their vehicle."

But Bass hopes what happened here might be a good reminder to lock your car doors at night, and never leave anything of value inside.

And maybe leave a light on.

"If more people turned on their lights at night it might help," said Bass.

The suspect is described as a white man about 5'8" in his late teens or early twenties with longish, blonde hair.

Wagoner County deputies hope someone with information will give them a call.

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