Danger in a south Tulsa parking lot

Thursday, November 10th 2005, 10:29 am
By: News On 6

Three men jumped a Tulsa woman in broad daylight, and went through her car looking for valuables at a south Tulsa parking lot. That attack happened Sunday morning and the woman wasn't seriously hurt, but the attack has other female employees scared for their safety.

News on 6 anchor Scott Thompson says this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Another female employee was approached at gunpoint in the same parking lot.

Jeanine Hill was walking to her car in the 71st and Lewis parking lot around 4:30 in the afternoon. She says a man pulled up next to her, and told her to put her purse in his car. She asked him to repeat himself and then saw he was pointing a gun at her.

When he asked again, she shouted obscenities at him and got away. "Really was not the brightest thing I ever did. But I don't know, something just didn't snap I guess that he was serious, but he very well could have and it was probably very dangerous of me to have done that."

Employees who work at that complex say the company put out a memo after Jeanine's incident and they issued another after Sunday's robbery.

They say they've beefed up security in the evening, but both of these robberies happened during daylight hours.

Tulsa Police say they have identified three suspects in "Sunday's" robbery. When the suspects were picked up on an unrelated charge, police said they had a checkbook with yet another victim's name on it. Detectives say if the men committed Sunday's incident, it's likely they've committed several more.