Two Injured In Robbery Spree

Friday, March 30th 2007, 4:45 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa police are looking for a trio of armed robbers. The suspects robbed at least three people Thursday night at two eastside apartment complexes. Two of the victims were injured. The News On 6’s Heather Lewin reports for one victim, the robbery came at the worst time possible.

The crime spree started around midnight at the Shoreline Apartments.

"Someone knocked on my window and I rolled my window down, in doing so he stuck his hand in with a gun and ordered my out of my car," said robbery victim Brian Anderson.

At first he couldn't move.

"It was kinda shocking to me, I'm just sitting here and the next thing you know I'm being robbed," Anderson said.

Then, he says they ordered him out of the car. Anderson says he threw his keys thinking the robbers would go for them; instead they hit him in the head and knocked him down. In the end, he says the robbers took his wallet, but spared his life.

A woman was also robbed at gunpoint at the same complex. Tulsa Police say she was approached by three black males; one had a pistol and demanded her purse. Officers later found her purse, billfold and other items scattered on the ground nearby. The woman was not hurt.

A third victim was not as lucky. Police say three teens attacked a man and stole his car at an apartment complex near 43rd S. 110th East Avenue. Officers think the attack and robbery are connected to the crimes at the Shoreline Apartments.

Brian Anderson says he's lucky he wasn't hurt worse, but says the robbers did plenty of damage stealing his entire paycheck he'd just cashed.

"Criminals don't really think about hurting other people, they just wanna get what they want and get out of there," he said.

Police don't have much of a description to go on. Anderson said the person holding the gun was a black male with light brown hair; he had one large earring and was wearing a brown fleece hoodie. Anderson didn't get a good look at the other two robbers.

If you have any information about these robberies call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.