Tulsa Police Capture Armed Robber Downtown

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 8:51 am
By: Dee Duren

Tulsa Police made an arrest in an armed robbery that took place downtown shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say two men were sitting in their car in a parking lot at Archer and Main when Clinton Marshall Douglas robbed them.

Douglas pointed a black semi automatic weapon through the window of the car and demanded cash, according to Corporal Brandon Disney, Tulsa Police.

As officers responded to the scene, one of them spotted Douglas and recognized him from the victims' description. The officer ordered Douglas to the ground and had to wrestle him to take him into custody, Disney said.

"Since there was a gun potentially involved, he was taken by force," the officer said. "Since there was a gun in play, he's got a duty to protect people that were still across the street as well as protect himself."

Police say he was carrying the loaded gun and about $50 taken from the victims.

Douglas, 29, was booked into jail on complaints of pointing a deadly weapon with intent, armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and obstructing justice.

"Downtown, like anywhere else in Tulsa, we want people to be able to walk the streets safely," Disney said.