Officer's Sharp Eye Leads To Tulsa Armed Robbery Arrest

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 2:28 pm
By: News On 6

Police say two officers with a keen eye and a good memory led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man early Thursday wanted for armed robbery.

Officers said at 6 a.m. they spotted Kevin Miller walking near a QuikTrip on 11th Street just west of Highway 169 with sock containing what looked like a barrel of a handgun. After witnessing the Miller throw the sock into a trash can at a nearby car wash, they stopped him at the QuikTrip. 

Police recovered the sock and what turned out to be a BB gun. A second police officer who arrived to assist, recognized Kevin Miller as the man suspected of robbing the QuikTrip on 61st Street just east of Highway 169 on May 9 with a flare gun.

After he was interviewed by detectives, a police report stated Kevin Miller admitted he was going to rob the QuikTrip on 11th Street with the BB gun like he did with the flare gun at another QuikTrip on May 9.  

Miller was arrested and booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of robbery with a firearm. Jail records show he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond with a court appearance set for May 21.