Teens Arrested In Tulsa Armed Robbery


Saturday, August 15th 2009, 8:21 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Police named one of four suspects arrested early Saturday morning in an armed robbery. Dustin Levi Harjo, 19, was booked on complaints of four felony and three misdemeanor counts including robbery with a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, and robbery by two or more people.

The other suspects in the case are juveniles.

The incident began at about 4:45 a.m. when a man was sitting in his sport utility vehicle waiting for a barber shop at Pine and Harvard to open. His car door was opened, and he was robbed at gunpoint by four men in the parking lot. 

As the suspects drove off in the man's white, four-door Trailblazer, the victim ran to a nearby QuikTrip to call the police. Tulsa Police Officer R. Brown spotted the vehicle as he responded to the call.

The suspects attempted to elude the police, driving for about two miles before crashing into a fence and concrete barrier at Admiral and Madison.

The four suspects fled on foot, but were caught by police within a couple of blocks from the accident scene.

Officers did not recover the gun used in the robbery but did recover the victim's gun which had been hidden in the car. The victim told police he had thought about drawing the gun in defense but was not able to get it and react in time with the speed of the incident.