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Tulsa Bank Robberies for 2009

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Valley National Bank

2020 E. 21st

January 8, 2009

Police say the robbery happened at 9:20 a.m. at the Valley National Bank at 2020 E. 21st. The suspect entered the bank, gave a teller a note demanding a certain amount of cash. No gun was seen and the teller complied with the robber's request.

Bank of America

4847 S. Peoria

January 8, 2009

Investigators say the suspect entered the bank and waited in line for a teller. He handed the teller a note, demanding a certain amount of cash. He told the teller not to push any buttons or he would have the teller killed. The suspect fled on foot. Tulsa Police believe that the suspect was the same person who robbed Valley National Bank earlier in the day.

Red Crown Credit Union

2748 E. 51st

January 9, 2009

Police say a man handed a teller a note, then told her not to read it and just give him money or he would shoot, but he didn't show a gun. A Tulsa Police dog tracked a scent from the bank, but lost it a couple of blocks away. Police believe that the suspect may have gotten into a car.

Communications Federal Credit Union

5970 E. 31st

January 9, 2009

Police say the suspect walked into the credit union and gave the tellers a note. They complied with the demands in the note. The suspect then stuffed the cash into his coat, dropping some of the money as he fled the scene.

IBC Bank

8202 E. 71st

January 11, 2009

Tulsa Police say a man, wearing a shoulder length wig and fake beard, entered the IBC Bank at 8202 E. 71st Street. The suspect waved a stun gun at bank employees.

First Fidelity Bank

8120 S. Yale

January 16, 2009

Tulsa Police say two suspects robbed the bank. Both are described as white, 5′10″ and 160-175 pounds. Both were wearing panty hose over their faces and the knife wielder has a dark sloth mask on the lower part of his face.

Bank of America

5101 S. Sheridan

January 22, 2009

Police say at about 9:15 a.m., a lone suspect entered a branch of Bank of America at 5101 S. Sheridan and demanded money. Police say a gun was implied. The suspect fled the bank and got into a dark green Plymouth Voyager type van.

Bank of Oklahoma

4818 E. 81st

January 24, 2009

The suspect had his head covered with a black cloth and wore three lights on his forehead during the robbery. He then demanded money from the three tellers, who put the money into the man's large black mesh laundry bag.

Arvest Bank

4825 E. 36th

January 29, 2009

A man presented a note to a teller that implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The teller gave him an undetermined amount of cash, and the robber carried the money in his hand and ran west from the bank.

IBC Bank

4202 S. Garnett

February 3, 2009

Tulsa Police say a man came up behind an employee who was entering the bank and forced his way inside using a handgun. He went to the bank's vault and filled a trash bag with money before running away. Police believe that the suspect is the same person who robbed an IBC Bank on January 11th.

Commerce Bank

21st and Utica - Utica Square

February 9, 2009

Tulsa Police said the suspect walked into the bank and demanded money from a loan officer. After he was given money, the gunman demanded keys to a car and stole the loan officer's vehicle to make his getaway.

IBC Bank

4202 S. Garnett

February 25, 2009

Tulsa Police say the suspect is described as 5′8″ - 5′10″, 170-180 pounds, wearing a long black trench coat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

IBC Bank

5302 E. Skelly Drive

March 21, 2009

Tulsa Police say the suspect entered the bank that was occupied by three employees, pulled out a handgun, and demanded cash from the tellers. The suspect then ran away.

City National Bank

5801 E. 41st Street

April 18th, 2009

Tulsa Police are searching for a man who entered the bank wearing an alien mask and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. Witnesses couldn't determine the age or race of the robber because he was completely covered.

Arvest Bank

9701 E. 31st Street

May 26, 2009

A lone suspect robbed the Arvest Bank branch at 9701 East 31st Street . Police say the suspect is a male, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, 130 to 140 pounds and 30 to 40 years of age. The bank was full of customers at the time of the robbery.

IBC Bank

5302 E. Skelly Drive

August 1, 2009

A man entered the IBC Bank demanding cash be put into a black duffel bag. The man had his hand hidden in the pocket of a hooded sweatshirt though he did not show a gun to bank employees. The suspect fled from the bank on foot.

Bank of Oklahoma - Food Pyramid

51st and Harvard

August 8, 2009

The suspect presented the teller with a blue bank bag and a note demanding money. The note also indicated that the suspect was armed with a gun. The teller put an unknown amount of money into the bag and the suspect left the scene.

Bank of Oklahoma Branch

6505 E. 101st ST.

August 22, 2009

The suspect entered the bank, walked to a teller window and presented a note that read "give me 6---$ for beer for the homeless." The suspect then ran from the bank after the teller refused to give him any money.

IBC Bank

4202 South Garnett Road

August 26, 2009

The suspect walked into the bank and began a transaction as if he was a customer. He then demanded that the tellers turn around and give him their cash. Tulsa Police's Sgt. Walker says the suspect was threatening in his tone, claimed to have a handgun, and threated to shoot anyone who did not comply.

MidFirst Bank

3140 S. Garnett Road

September 12, 2009

The man gave tellers a note stating he had a gun and would use it. He made off with an undisclosed amount and fled on foot from the bank.The suspect was wearing a blue billed cap trimmed in white inscribed with the word "Green."

Tulsa Federal Credit Union

9323 E. 21st St.

September 18, 2009

The robbery was reported at about 1:45 p.m. Tulsa Police say a male suspect, about 6'5", entered the credit union on foot and presented a note to the teller demanding money.

Arvest Bank branch

2500 West Edison

September 23, 2009

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a suspect enters the bank and after waiting on a teller, produces a handgun and announces his intent to rob the bank. Before getting any money, he flees the bank on foot.

MidFirst Bank branch

4255 S Peoria

September 28, 2009

Police say the suspect went to a teller and handed over a note indicating it was a robbery. The teller handed the suspect an undetermined amount of cash, then ran away.

Arvest Bank branch

218 South Memorial

October 2, 2009

Officers say the suspect waited in line and then approached an available teller. The suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash and threatening to start shooting.

IBC Bank

8202 East 71st Street

October 5, 2009

Officers say the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note, detailing his intent to rob the bank. The suspect implied he had a weapon, but one wasn't seen.

OK Members Federal Credit Union

10832 East 31st St

October 22, 2009

Police say the suspect hid behind a bush and surprised an employee who was going inside before the facility opened. Police say the robber forced the employee to open the vault, grabbed some money, then ran away.

First Fidelity Bank

30 West 21st Street

December 7, 2009

Police say the suspect entered the bank, produced a handgun and demanded cash from two tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the bank on foot, leaving in a southwest direction.

Valley National Bank

2020 E. 21st St.

December 11, 2009

Police say the suspect entered the bank and asked for a specific amount of money. He was last seen walking westbound on 21st Street.

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918-596-COPS

Arvest Bank Branch Robbed In Tulsa

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The suspect is described as a male, 38 to 45-years-old, 6'00" and weighing 150 pounds. The suspect is described as a male, 38 to 45-years-old, 6'00" and weighing 150 pounds.
This is the 22nd financial institution to be robbed in Tulsa this year. This is the 22nd financial institution to be robbed in Tulsa this year.

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TULSA, OK -- An Arvest Bank branch was robbed Friday night and Tulsa police officers are searching for the suspect.

The robbery happened at about 7:40 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 218 South Memorial.

Officers say the suspect waited in line and then approached an available teller. The suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash and threatening to start shooting, officers say.

The teller then gave the suspect an undetermined about of money. The suspect took the money and ran away. The teller told officers when the suspect put the money in his coat, the teller saw a handgun inside a coat pocket.

No one was hurt in the robbery and no shots were fired, officers say.

The suspect is described as a male, 38 to 45-years-old, six feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. The suspect has facial hair and was wearing a dark brown or gray fedora hat, tan suit coat that is described as too long for his stature, a white turtle neck, black pants and black loafers with white socks.

The suspect was armed with a small caliber black semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS, the robbery tip line at 527-0085, e-mail mailto:robbery@ci.tulsa.ok.us or call the FBI at 664-3300.

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