Rash Of Robberies May Be Connected, Police Say


Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 9:08 pm
By: News On 6


A rash of robbery cases are keeping Tulsa police busy. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports investigators say there could be a connection with several of the robberies, but they're not sure what it is.

A spike in robberies has kept Sergeant Dave Walker busy, and Walker says police aren't looking for the usual suspects.

"I think what we're seeing is maybe a younger criminal, one that has absolutely no conscious, they're armed, they're scary," Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker said.

And they're getting more violent. The suspects responsible for Monday's home invasion near 500 North 91st East Avenue, in East Tulsa left two victims bloodied and bruised.

"My eyebrow and my knees are all scraped up where he drug me in the street,” said the home invasion victim. “He came out in the street after me once."

"Anytime you're going to invade someone's castle if you will, you're going to be more prepared to do violence,” Sergeant Walker said.

Walker says there is not one specific type of victim criminals target. All they want is money.

"A random street robbery like we had today, you get what you get and you move on,” Walker said. “You know, they're taking purses, credit cards, cell phones and car keys."

On Tuesday, witnesses say two men came from between two houses near 2300 S. Mingo, hopped over a fence, pulled out a gun and showed it to two women who were sitting in a garage waiting for AAA to come give their car a jump. When the suspect got closer he pointed the gun towards one of the women's faces and said give me everything you've got.

The robbers made off with a woman's purse, her phone and all her credit cards. Police describe the suspects as two black males between the ages of 16 to 20-years-old. One man is 5’5, the other is 5’9, and police say one of the men had silver teeth.

If you have any information in these robberies call Crimestoppers, 596-COPS. You can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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