TPD Arrests 2 Teens Connected To Armed Robbery; Search For 2 Others

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 5:57 pm
By: Joseph Holloway

Police are investigating after a woman and her 11-year-old son came home Monday night to four armed men.

Tulsa Police arrested two suspects, and believe the victims knew them.

Neighbors like Judith Cohea said they were surprised because they keep a close eye out on their street.

"This is a pretty quiet neighborhood and we were just kinda shocked," Cohea said.

She said Monday's armed robbery at a hoe near 15th and Garnett was anything but normal.

"They were all in a commotion over here, and we had just gotten home so we didn't know what was going on," Cohea said.

Tulsa police said four men were in the home when a woman and her son came home.

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Police said the men put the 11-year-old boy in a headlock and eventually forced both into the shower, doused them with water and left with money and the woman’s Hummer.

But, Sergeant Brandon Watkins said it was no random act, and the robbers were looking for something specific.

"The victim recognized some of the suspects and the officers did an excellent job of going out and finding the car that was stolen," Watkins said.

Police arrested two teenage brothers and questioned them about the crime. They are still looking for the other two.

Despite the robbery, Cohea said her neighborhood is still a safe place to live.

"We have great neighbors here. They're awesome and, like I said, we keep each other's - we've got each other's back," she said.

Police would not say how the victims and the robbers knew each other.