A 17-year-old is under arrest on Saturday after police say the teen took money from a gas station and tried to rob a second one. Officers with the Tulsa Police Department say they got a panic alarm call from the Sinclair station at 2300 West Edison just before 1 a.m. When police arrived, money had been stolen from the store.
Then, at around 1:30 a.m. police received a call on an attempted armed robbery at the Phillips station at Admiral and Memorial. The store clerk's description of the person and getaway car fit that of the suspect at the Sinclair robbery. The clerk said the attempted robber had a sawed off shotgun.
Minutes later, an officer saw a car that matched previous descriptions. The officer stopped the car at Haskell and Jamestown and arrested the teen. Police recovered a sawed off .22 caliber rifle, cash, and other stolen items.
Police say they believe the car was stolen. A victim positively identified the suspect.
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