OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The homeowners of Moncada’s Gold Jewellery and Joyería Luz Mari had been strolling into their Oklahoma Metropolis flea market cubicles Sunday morning once they discovered their safes had been minimize by way of and the whole lot within them had been stolen.

Hector Moncada mentioned he bought a name Sunday morning from his mother who was in tears after opening their secure on the OKC Plaza SE 44.

“No nothing. Not one of the jewellery and that’s after we came upon that it was stolen,” mentioned Moncada.

Moncada mentioned it was heartbreaking to listen to how upset his mother was.

One other enterprise arrange near Moncada’s Gold Jewellery, Joyería Luz Mari discovered themselves in the identical scenario.

Luz Morales’ sister referred to as her Sunday morning as effectively to say somebody broke by way of their secure and stole the whole lot inside.

“I feel greater than something, it was a shock as a result of she’s [Morales’ mom and Owner of Joyería Luz Mari] executed this for 27+ years and it’s by no means been to this extent,” mentioned Morales.

Morales mentioned $500,000 in gold jewellery was stolen.

“That features jewellery that individuals placed on layaway, so not solely is the merchandise gone, but additionally issues that individuals had chosen out particularly for an occasion for Valentine’s Day that they had been paying off on. Now she owes them both money again or one other product,” mentioned Morales.

Moncada estimates $240,000 in gold jewellery and money was stolen.

“I might say that was a part of my mother and father retirement,” mentioned Moncada.

Moncada’s Gold Jewellery’s secure as of Sunday morning. Picture courtesy: Isabel Moncada.

In accordance with Moncada, the thieves broke in by way of the flea market’s again door.

From there, a small gap was minimize right into a wall about 15 ft from the again door.

Moncada mentioned they then made it by way of a number of different flea market cubicles and ripped by way of their tarps dividing them from different companies.

The thieves finally made it to Moncada’s secure in addition to Luz Mari’s.

Surveillance footage reveals three males are huddling close to a wall.

Behind the wall is Luz Mari’s hidden secure.

“It’s in a closet inside her sales space that she particularly made, you already know, to be that approach. It has a curtain over it so no one is aware of that it’s again there. Earlier than enterprise actually begins and clients begin coming in, all the jewellery is out. Something that she may presumably want is there, so she doesn’t have to return there. Even when she did, there’s a curtain that individuals wouldn’t be capable to see. It simply doesn’t make sense,” mentioned Morales.

Morales added these thieves minimize by way of the closet wall, sheet rock, then the again of the secure.

The surveillance video reveals one man was working to get to the secure, one other was looking out and one other on standby.

One of many males crawled to the surveillance digital camera and tried to cowl it, however was unsuccessful.

Moncada mentioned their secure can also be comparatively hidden.

He mentioned earlier than his mother and father even open the secure, they clear the realm to ensure nobody is round to see them unlock it.

Each households suspect this housebreaking was an inside job as they are saying the suspects knew precisely the place the safes had been and tips on how to keep away from setting of the market’s alarm system off.

Moncada mentioned the surveillance cameras present the heist began round 11 p.m. on Saturday and ended round 4 a.m. on Sunday.

A surveillance video reveals what seems to be a more moderen model of a Chrysler Pacifica rolling as much as the again of the flea market.

One after the other, the three males jumped into the automotive and drove off.

The suspect’s automotive, based on Moncada. Picture courtesy: Isabel Moncada.

The 2 enterprise have filed a police report with Oklahoma Metropolis.

Moncada confirmed Information 4 a case quantity during which it has already been assigned to a detective, however no phrase on the suspects but.

“You actually harm lots of people and even clients which can be hurting and for my mother. We actually hope to catch you and make you pay for the whole lot that you simply took,” said Morales.

Moncada is hoping his household receives at the least a number of the stolen jewellery again.

“We simply need to carry on going with our enterprise, you already know. That’s all we wish transferring ahead,” mentioned Moncada.

Each companies are collectively providing a $10,000 reward for any lead that leads to an arrest.

Moncada mentioned they’ll maintain these leads nameless if requested.