An alleged tire thief is behind bars in Wichita County after police say he was caught stealing tires from a local business.
34-year-old Bobby Lee Gill is charged with burglary of a building. Just before 4 this morning a police officer was doing his normal checks around local businesses and spotted a pickup near Discount Tire on Kemp Blvd.
The officer said he saw a pickup parked with the lights turned off near these storage containers behind the business. The officer noted there have been previous burglaries to the same storage container.
When the officer got near the container, he reported seeing the door to the storage ajar and a white male walking out of the container wearing all black.
That man was later identified as Gill of Burkburnett. The officer said when he asked gill what he was doing Gill said he was taking tires for his personal use.
The key holder for the tire shop was called to the scene and reported 16 tires, worth 500-dollars, missing from the unit.
Officials with discount tire told authorities that there is no lock on the container due to it continuously being cut by people trying to break in.