‘Professional’ thieves steal 5 vehicles, other items, from oil industry business

Man wearing company uniform later arrested, police say

A group of thieves, who San Antonio police described as “professionals,” targeted an oil industry business this weekend, making off with several vehicles, tools and other items.

SAN ANTONIO – A group of thieves, who San Antonio police described as “professionals,” targeted an oil industry business this weekend, making off with several vehicles, tools and other items.

Workers called police around 7 a.m. Monday to report the thefts at CalFrac Well Services, located near Interstate 10 and Graytown Road.

However, officers said it was unclear exactly when the crime occurred.

Police say burglars hit CalFrac Well Services at some point this weekend. (KSAT 12 News)

According to a detective working the case, someone broke into the business at some point during the weekend, cut the electricity, then made off with four trucks and a van.

He said although employees were still taking inventory Monday morning, it appeared some tools also were stolen.

Staff members were able to direct police to two of the stolen pickups in a parking lot at the La Quinta Inn and Suites near Interstate 35 and Rittiman Road.

Police say those trucks were equipped with a GPS tracking system.

After searching the area, officers also located a company van and arrested a man inside it who they say was dressed in a CalFrac uniform, but is not an employee.

Police were able to return the recovered vehicles to the company quickly.

They say they are still trying to locate the two other stolen pickups, both Ford F-250 trucks that do not have trackers in them.

Ed Oke, CalFrac vice president of Human Resources and HSE, released the following statement in regard to the thefts:

“We experienced a break-in at our facility over the weekend and are working with police to investigate the incident and attempt to catch those responsible in the hopes of retrieving the items that were stolen.”


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.