Police Looking For Robbery Suspect

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 10:29 pm
By: News On 6

A Union High School student was recently beaten up in a convenience store restroom. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports it happened in South Tulsa, with customers all around.

Police have video of the assault suspect leaving the restroom area of the convenience store at 91st and Yale on May 9th at 11:25 p.m.

The young man says he brushed shoulders with the man, said excuse me and the man said no problem, then when the man turned to wash his hands, felt the first blow.

He was knocked out for the rest of the punches and came to as the suspect was taking his wallet out of his pocket.

"We don't have any type of motive other than robbery. The victim did not know the suspect, had not had any prior contact with the suspect, it appears to be just a random act of violence," said TPD Officer Leland Ashley.

The suspect is a black male, in his early 20's and was wearing a baggy shirt, black shorts and a knitted cap. He was driving a newer two door Pontiac Grand Am.

"We would really like to get this suspect off the streets. It could've been any of us, just going to a convenience store, minding our own business, getting assaulted," said Officer Ashley.

The victim told The News On 6 he certainly hopes someone recognizes the suspect and turns him in.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. You can stay completely anonymous, but if your tip leads to an arrest the Citizens Crime Commission will pay you a cash reward.