Tulsa Police investigate at least three overnight armed robberies

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 5:58 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police officers were kept busy with a string of late Monday and early Tuesday morning convenience store robberies.

The first one happened around 10:30 PM Monday at the Quik Trip near 33rd and Southwest Boulevard. Investigators say a Hispanic man walked into the store and demanded cash. The clerk says he didn't see a gun, but the suspect implied that he had one. No one was hurt.

About two hours later, authorities say the Quik Trip at Admiral and Yale was robbed by a man fitting the same suspect description. He's believed to be around 5-foot-5, wearing black. Tulsa officers say the suspect actually showed a gun at the second robbery, but did not hurt the store clerk. The suspect got away on foot.

Investigators are looking at one man as a possible suspect in those robberies. A man fitting the suspect description was spotted around 1:45 AM Tuesday, at "The Jungle" nightclub at 5125 West Skelly Drive. He was arrested on unrelated charges.

Tulsa Police are also searching for two men suspected in the early Tuesday morning robbery of the Phillips station near 51st and Yale. Investigators say two black men robbed the clerk at gunpoint just before 3 AM.

They got away with money and cigarettes. No one was hurt.