Tulsa Robbery Suspect Escapes, Catches Ride With Pizza Delivery Driver

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 11:53 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- Tulsa police are searching for 24-year-old Cheetara Venable, a suspect in a string of armed robberies who escaped custody and caught a ride with a pizza delivery driver Friday night.

Venable was arrested after police located her driving a Chevy Malibu Max wagon that fit the description of the vehicle used in the robberies, according to a release by Sgt. Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police Robbery Unit.

She was taken to the downtown Tulsa jail where she managed to slip out of her handcuffs and catch a ride with a pizza delivery driver leaving the Double Tree Hotel.

Also arrested was the man believed to be her partner in crime, 25-year-old Rodney Walker of Tulsa. Walker was arrested Friday night after police tracked Venable to the Brightwater Apartments, 2200 S. Phoenix, where the delivery driver dropped her off.

The armed robberies began in early August and have been increasing in frequency, Walker said. Some of the businesses robbed include the Easy Money Pay Day Loan Business at 2198 S. Sheridan on August 20, the Check N Go at 4305 S. Mingo Road on August 16, and the Approved Cash Advance, 5907 E. Admiral Place on August 14.

Venable is wanted for two armed robberies, escape from custody and an outstanding traffic warrant. She is described as a black female, 24 years of age, 5'03" and 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

The investigation into a third suspect in the robberies is ongoing, Walker said.

Anyone with information about Venables' whereabouts or the armed robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.