Robbery Suspect Arrested At The News On 6

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 12:55 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa police arrested three robbery suspects Monday morning, including one who had run into the front lobby at The News On 6.

The chain of events began when police began investigating a robbery.

After getting a warrant for the arrest of three suspects, officers got word the woman and two men were trying to leave town. They found them at the Greyhound bus station in downtown.

Authorities say the woman, Christina Hollis, ran into the bathroom.  They say one of the men with her, Steven Smock, was arrested immediately.  They say the third suspect, Joshua West, took off running.

West darted into Channel 6 and was quickly arrested.

Police say the victim of the robbery was a homeless man.

"He was on the KATY trail. The individuals were highly intoxicated and they took his wallet and assaulted him. The woman actually bit him several times. It was a bad deal. It was a homeless crime and we're out here to protect them," said Jennifer Mansell with the Tulsa Police Department.

At about the same time, other officers arrested the fourth suspect, based on a Crime Stoppers tip.