Arvest Bank Branch Robbed In Tulsa

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 12:02 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- An Arvest Bank branch was robbed Friday night and Tulsa police officers are searching for the suspect.

The robbery happened at about 7:40 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 218 South Memorial.

Officers say the suspect waited in line and then approached an available teller. The suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash and threatening to start shooting, officers say.

The teller then gave the suspect an undetermined about of money. The suspect took the money and ran away. The teller told officers when the suspect put the money in his coat, the teller saw a handgun inside a coat pocket.

No one was hurt in the robbery and no shots were fired, officers say.

The suspect is described as a male, 38 to 45-years-old, six feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. The suspect has facial hair and was wearing a dark brown or gray fedora hat, tan suit coat that is described as too long for his stature, a white turtle neck, black pants and black loafers with white socks.

The suspect was armed with a small caliber black semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS, the robbery tip line at 527-0085, e-mail or call the FBI at 664-3300.