Bixby Police: Man Robbed Credit Union With 2-Year-Old Daughter In Car

Friday, May 20th 2016, 7:05 am
By: News On 6

Police arrested a Tulsa man they say robbed a Bixby credit union Thursday morning while his young daughter sat in the getaway vehicle. 

Bixby and Tulsa police officers arrested Joshua Graston, 34, Thursday night at a hotel in the 2800 block of East 51st Street. They believe he robbed the Western Sun Federal Credit Union at 117th and Memorial at about 11:30 a.m. 

Police said Graston slipped a teller a note demanding money and implying he was armed.  He then left in an SUV.  

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Police received a tip on where to find Graston and using social media tracked him to the hotel where they arrested him just before 11 p.m.  They said Graston's wife was also at the hotel didn't know what he had done.

Police say Graston robbed the credit union because his family had fallen on hard times and he was desperate.

They booked Graston into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first-degree robbery by force/fear and child endangerment.

Jail records show he has a court appearance set for May 27.