Tulsa Police seek public's help in locating a dangerous robbery suspect

Monday, October 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa man is wanted for two recent robberies. Both victims were women and both times, the robber got violent.

Tulsa Police know who he is and prosecutors already have charged him, now, they need help finding him. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright has the story.

A cell phone store was the first target on October 10th at 11:30 in the morning. The man posed as a customer, before pulling out his gun and pointing it at the clerk's head. When he insisted she go into a backroom she started screaming and his hit her in the face, grabbed the cash box and left.

The next target was an agency that helps deaf people. He came here just five days later and asked about services before pulling out a knife and holding it to the employee's neck. He slapped her in the face, choked her nearly unconscious and stole $10 out of her purse and took her wedding rings.

Sgt Gary Stansill, Tulsa sex crimes: "He asked for money. They don't have money since they're a non-profit. He took her to the back room and attempted a sexual assault. She told him her boss was going to back and that spooked him and he left."

Both women picked Bobby Young out of photo line-ups and prosecutors filed charges.

Young is no stranger to trouble. He's been convicted of stealing before and illegally entering buildings. And, he currently faces a federal robbery warrant. Robbery detectives suspect he may be part of the gang that's robbed a number of banks and credit unions all over northeast Oklahoma and southern Kansas, including one in Checotah.

If detectives can connect Young to the robberies of the banks, it will be their first big break in that case since a woman was arrested after falling and spraining her ankle after a bank robbery there.

The last car Young was seen in is a tan and maroon 1997 Cadillac Deville with a Cherokee Indian nation tag.

If you know where he is, you can call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. You don't have to give your name and if he gets arrested, you could earn up to a thousand dollars in cash.