Drone Helps Capture Robbery Suspects

TULSA, Oklahoma –

Two men were arrested Monday morning after a business burglary – and a short chase – by a drone.

An eyewitness saw the break-in happening.

That eyewitness was talking to a drone pilot outside The Vault, where the break-in happened, so when the suspects took off, the drone did too.

David Bell flies his drone downtown often, mainly just to get beauty shots.

“Pretty amazing little thing,” Bell said.

Before today, he’s never needed to chase down burglars.

He was outside the Vault, upstairs at what’s called the Tom Tom Room, when he and another man saw someone come out of a broken window with two bottles of scotch.

It’s not the first time business owner Libby Billings has dealt with a burglar.

“Maybe they’re a little drunk or need a fix, I don’t know, but all three times, they’ve been caught because I have cameras,” Billings said.

This time, the cameras were inside, and overhead.

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