Police seek help in theft of tire machine

Ponca City Now - April 6, 2016 3:48 pm

Sometime between 8:30 p.m. March 19 and 1 a.m. March 20, three black males stole a tire machine from Take Ten Tire and Lube in Ponca City.

The business is located at 3015 North 14th street. The tire machine, used to install and remove tires from rims, was located outside of the business. It was bolted down and actually took the trio over an hour to remove it from the mounting, load it and leave. The tire machine is a Coats brand, model 950SX.

The suspect pictured is larger than the other two and has shoulder length or even longer dreadlocks and wore a white stocking cap. He was seen on the surveillance video smoking.

Another of the other suspects had his hair in cornrows and had a lighter complexion that the other two suspects.

The third suspect is seen in the surveillance video helping the other two suspects load the machine into the back of the early 2000s model four-door Chevrolet or GMC pickup.

Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online regarding the identity of the suspect pictured from the theft at Take Ten Tire and Lube, or know the location of the stolen tire machine, or any other crime, can access the link at www.poncacityok.gov . Click on the Crime stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information or you can t ext PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. If you want to contact us by email here is our address: [email protected] . I f you want to phone in a tip, the number is (580)762-5100. As always, you will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.


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