Tulsa Police Arrest 2 Men Accused Of Back-To-Back Armed Robberies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 3:53 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter

TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa Police arrested two people accused of robbing a food truck driver and a QuikTrip in less than two hours.

Tulsa Police arrested Kishjuane McTye and Gabriel Hale just minutes after police said they pointed a gun at a Quick Trip employee and stole cash and cigarettes. Officers said before that, the men followed a food truck driver, rear ended him, then robbed him at gun point.

"Two robberies back to back. How they linked that together was they remembered hearing on the radio that the vehicle was a bluish green SUV and two black males were suspects in the one from earlier in the night," said TPD Officer Danny Bean.

Police said the first victim was driving his taco truck home for the night when he noticed an SUV following him. He told police the driver of the SUV rear-ended him, then the driver got out and pointed a gun at the victim and stole his wallet and keys. He said the other suspect searched his taco truck.

Police said McTye and Hale then drove to QuikTrip and robbed the clerk.

"Just so happens when that call goes out, there was an officers driving past that location and sees two suspects running out the back of the store,” Bean said.

Officers arrested Hale then quickly found McTye nearby.

"This is just another great example of how well they work for the citizens of Tulsa and well they work together," Bean said. "From the first robbery, they put out all those descriptions of the SUV, of the suspects, what they got, everything was put out right then."

Police said these were two brazen attacks on innocent people.

"You go in with an intention, but you still have a weapon, you still have a gun, anything can go wrong and go bad," Bean said. "It's one step away from great bodily harm, or death."

Records show McTye was arrested in May for domestic assault by strangulation and that case is pending.  Records show Hale has spent time in prison for DUI and having a gun as a felon and is currently on probation.