Tulsa Police Give Tips For Safe Apartment Living After Robbery


Saturday, September 10th 2011, 10:49 am
By: News On 6


Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa police officer gave tips for safe apartment living after three young people were robbed at gunpoint at the Huntington Hollow Apartments, 4400 S. 109th East Avenue. Two men and one woman were robbed as they walked through the complex parking lot at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

The group was approached by two Hispanic males with guns who demanded the victims' cash and car keys, according to Corporal R.W. Solomon with the Tulsa Police.

"Anytime you have apartment complexes with a lot of individuals out at night like this, there is always the potential to have armed robberies," Solomon said. "Mainly due to the fact that a lot of people aren't aware of their surroundings when they get out of the car or are walking to and from their apartments."

The young people lost their money and car keys but escaped unharmed.

"If people would be aware - and if they could get things done earlier in the evening - it would be a lot better chance of not having something like this happen," Solomon said.

The suspects were both described as Hispanic males in the 20s, about 5'10" with "very skinny" builds. One of the men was wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants. The other was dressed in a blue shirt with dark pants.

If you can help Tulsa Police with this or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. Callers remain anonymous.