, Muskogee, OK

Local News

February 9, 2013

Cell phone store burglarized

Estimated losses in thousands of dollars; two dozen phones taken

— Muskogee police said a local cell phone store was burglarized early Friday, resulting in thousands of dollars in losses.

Nick Madewell said almost two dozen phones, some of which are valued at as much as $600, and cell phone accessories were taken from a glass display inside Madewell Wireless, 821 N. York St. Total losses hadn’t been calculated as of Friday afternoon, Madewell said, but could near $10,000.

Muskogee Police Lt. Bobby Lee said four officers were called to the store at about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

“They got there and found the front glass broken out,” Lee said. “A store employee showed up and completed a list of what was reported missing.”

The broken front window was boarded up quickly, and business at the store went on as usual Friday.

“It was called in about 2:30 a.m., and I’ve been here ever since,” Madewell said Friday afternoon. “It’s been an interesting day.”

Lee said investigators are obtaining serial numbers for the phones in hopes of finding them.

Police said they have no suspect information and are hoping for the public’s help in identifying who committed the burglary.

Lee said anyone with information regarding the burglary can call the Muskogee Police Department at (918) 683-8000, or Crime Stoppers at (918) 682-2677 to leave an anonymous tip.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or

You can help

Muskogee Police Department Lt. Bobby Lee said anyone with information regarding a burglary of nearly two dozen cell phones at Madewell Wireless, 821 N. York St., can call the Muskogee Police Department at (918) 683-8000, or Crime Stoppers at (918) 682-2677 to leave an anonymous tip.

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