Three Arrested After Tulsa Robbery Spree

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:52 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Three suspects have been arrested by Tulsa Police after a rash of robberies late Thursday in the city.

Police believe three, two adults and a juvenile are responsible for three robberies that happened within 2 hours of each other.

Police say the robbery spree started at the Shenandoah Apartment complex near 21st St and 145th East Avenue.

A man told police officers that two armed men approached him around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.  The man ran to his apartment and called police.

He was not hurt.

Then police officers responded to another robbery shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Hills East Apartment complex at 17th and 129th East Avenue.

The suspects took some cash and a cell phone from a man there. Police say the men in that robbery also had a gun.

Forty minutes later, Tulsa Police say a woman called for help after a group of armed men stole her purse at the Silver Springs Apartments in the 8500 block of East 62nd Street.

The robbery victim was able to provide a description of the vehicle which matched a blue Ford Thunderbird stopped by Tulsa Police officers in the 3800 block of South Mingo.

Inside the car, police officers found the woman's purse and stolen credit cards.

"We believe that she has identified the driver of the vehicle who was possibly the second suspect and the front seat passenger which was the person that had the weapon in his hand when the armed robbery occurred," said Tulsa Police Cpl. R W Soloman.

Four people in the vehicle were detained and questioned. 

Police say 19-year old David Muse, 18-year old Donald Colbert, and an unidentified 16-year old juvenile male were arrested and taken to the Tulsa County jail.