Tulsa Couple Jailed For Bank Robbery


Saturday, June 30th 2012, 3:48 pm
By: Dee Duren


Tulsa police have a couple in custody for robbing a west Tulsa Bank of Oklahoma. Tulsa residents Joseph Jones, 23, and Adrienne Latrice Tottress, 22, were arrested Friday night on felony armed robbery.

Police believe Tottress is the woman who robbed a Med-X Pharmacy last weekend in Utica Square.

Witnesses told police the Bank of Oklahoma at 4544 South 33rd West Avenue was robbed at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, by a woman armed with a black handgun. The suspect was wearing a black "New York" hat and an orange shirt with the words "Team Express" on the front.

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The woman also wore an orange reflective vest, black gloves and black pants.

Employees say the woman gave them a note demanding money.

There was a man standing at the door acting as a lookout, according to the Tulsa Police arrest report. The pair fled the scene in a black Nissan pickup with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Authorities got a tip that Adrienne Tottress was involved in the bank robbery. Detectives knew Joseph Jones was dating Tottress and went to Jones' residence. While there, they asked for and received consent to search the residence, the report states.

Police say they found items consistent with those stolen from the bank inside the home.

Tottress was stopped for driving erratically in Jones' car, according to her arrest report. Police say she matched the description of the woman who robbed the BOK and a female suspect who robbed the Utica Square Med-X on June 23, 2012.

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On that occasion, the suspect was wearing a black "New York" hat with black pants and an orange shirt with the word "Blessed" on the front.

Police found pills and a flare gun in Tottress's possession that they believe were used in the Med-X Pharmacy robbery. They say witnesses positively identified Jones from the bank robbery scene.

Jones is in Tulsa County Jail on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. Tottress was booked on two complaints of robbery with a dangerous weapon. She is being held on $100,000 bond.