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Burglars blitz Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops' home; car taken and more

June 20, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops had a car and other smaller items stolen from his home early Wednesday morning.
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops had a car and other smaller items stolen… (Sue Ogrocki / Associated…)

Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said.

According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary.

Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed.

It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time. He and several of his players were in Wichita, Kan., that evening for an OU Club of Wichita event.

The incident was reported at 8:30 a.m., when the family realized it had been robbed, but is believed to have taken place sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 4:10 a.m.

"Coach Stoops and Carol appreciate the concern expressed for their family and appreciate the efforts of local authorities who are handling this matter," the University of Oklahoma said in a statement Thursday.

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