Men Charged With Armed Robbery Of Two Tulsa Banks


Friday, January 6th 2012, 10:51 am

By: Dee Duren


Two men have been charged with two separate armed bank robberies in Tulsa last year. Calvin "Koo-G" Shobe, 28, and Chantz Germaine Patterson, 33, are charged with robbing an Arvest Bank and City National Bank, according to the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Oklahoma's office.

Prosecutors say Shobe and Patterson talked a third man, Joseph Paul Beeson III, to commit the armed robbery of the Arvest Bank at 4825 E. 36th Street on August 2, 2011. They allegedly taught Beeson to commit the robbery and gave him a .40 caliber pistol to use.

Beeson used the pistol to rob the bank of about $4,000, then brought the gun and cash back to Patterson and Shobe, the federal prosecutor's office says.

In the City Nation Bank robbery on July 7, 2011, the two men again got a third person – this time a juvenile – to rob the bank branch at London Square Shopping Center, 5800 South Lewis. They gave the juvenile a gun, backpack and clothing including a bandana.

The juvenile went into the bank, robbed employees at gunpoint and escaped with $4,618. Patterson, Shove, and another suspect, Laterria Tishawn Byrd, 19, waited for the juvenile at a nearby apartment complex. The juvenile returned to the apartment, handing over the money and firearm used in the robbery, according to court records.

The men face several charges in the two robberies including conspiracy to commit armed robbery, bank robbery with a dangerous weapon, possessing a firearm after former felony convictions and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

Byrd is also accused of armed robbery and conspiracy.

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