Tulsa Police Warn Of Home Invasion Dangers


Friday, December 3rd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Keep your doors locked. Tulsa Police say a robber is terrorizing a Tulsa neighborhood. In the past two days, police say the same man has broken into four homes in mid-town Tulsa.

Their stories all sound the same. One resident says "I heard a knock at the door, I looked out the window and saw a black car in my driveway." The resident, told KOTV that, " I looked out in the driveway and I could see a black Maxima in my driveway." And what happened next has these victims sleeping lightly and replacing broken windows and doors.

Some asked us to protect their identity. But the pattern is the same: a man knocked on their door, then broke in, not caring if anyone was home or not. One woman was home alone asleep when the knock came at 2:45 AM. "He busted through and I heard him walking through on the hardwoods towards the bedrooms." She says "he was in the room next to me and I ran out and went to my neighbors' house." She escaped, but the latest victim didn't and has the marks to prove it. "Right here and busted that window and then he grabbed me and got my arms behind my back and then bit me twice." The robber won the struggle, and marched his victim to his bedroom to retrieve money. "He came over here and opened this and closet and said if I got out he'd kill me and he put the TV up against the door."

The robber left all the homes with tokens of his visits, ranging from coins, cash and computers. Victims say they feel lucky to lose only a few items, and they're warning their neighbors to be on the lookout.

The thief is described as a black male in his early to mid-twenties about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with short hair and three braids in the back. He weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. He's been seen driving a black Nissan Maxima.

If you have any information that may help police catch him, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 596-COPS.