Larceny Suspect

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 10-7-2013

The suspect told the victim he needed to verify that the water pressure in the home was working properly. The victim was told if the water pressure was not working properly, she would need to purchase a $65.00 dollar piece of equipment to correct the problem. The homeowner offered to give the suspect the money immediately, but he refused the offer. The suspect said he only needed to verify that the water pressure was working properly. The suspect followed the victim into the home and while she was distracted, he removed her wallet from her purse. The victim did not discover that her wallet was missing, until the suspect had left the home. The suspect is a white male, who was driving a white van with Missouri licensed tags.

City of Tulsa employees sometimes must contact citizens at their homes to notify them of water service interruptions, temporary street closures, water leaks or other situations.  All City of Tulsa field employees have employee uniform shirts and carry photo identification cards identifying them as City employees and specifying for which department they work.

Citizens who are contacted by anyone identifying themselves as a City employee but who cannot show proper identification, may contact the Tulsa Police Department or the Customer Care Center (918) 596-2100 to report the incident.


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