Police seek suspect in robbery, shooting at vehicle
By Staff Reports
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A robber who struck a Tulsa Hills bakery Sunday morning lost some of his loot after firing shots at an occupied SUV.
Tulsa police were called to Panera Bread at 7547 S. Olympia Ave. at 7:10 a.m. after a robbery alarm inside the restaurant was tripped, said Sgt. Ted Umbarger.
The assailant told the pregnant cashier he was armed and demanded money from the register, Umbarger said. The cashier complied, and he left with a small amount of cash in a plastic bag.
The robber fled to the south and rounded a corner, where he saw an SUV with two people inside and opened fire, Umbarger said. Four to five bullets were discharged from a silver handgun, shattering a window in the vehicle.
The bag then ruptured as the gunman ran to a getaway car, a red Ford Mustang Cobra, Umbarger said.
No one was injured, but medics were called to evaluate the rattled cashier, he said.
Police recovered rolls of change and a bullet from the parking lot.
The robber is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s, about 6 feet tall and was wearing a black hoodie.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677).