Man held up two stores within 10 minutes, police say
BY MOLLY BULLOCK World Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
7/25/12 at 9:36 PM
Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a liquor store and did rob a Dollar General store in roughly a 10-minute period Wednesday afternoon.
"Everybody is OK; it's just a little unsettling," said Seana Jones, an employee at Atlas Liquor, 4304 E. 11th St.
The man handed clerk Connie Jones, Seana Jones' mother, a note demanding money and suggesting that he had a gun. Seana Jones told the man something about going to get her boss and went into another part of the store, Sgt. Brian Carlisle said. The man then "got antsy and left without getting any money," he said.
The call from Atlas Liquor came in at 3:31 p.m. At 3:39 p.m., police received a call about the same thing happening at the Dollar General at 1520 S. Sheridan. A store clerk reportedly told police that, in addition to producing a note, the man appeared by his posturing to be carrying a weapon.
The clerk gave the man cash from the drawer. Carlisle said the loss exceeded $100, but he declined to give further details.
Police believe that the same man is the robber in both cases, Carlisle said.
Police are looking for a "particularly dark complected" black man between the ages of 35 and 40 who is 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 180 to 190 pounds, Carlisle said. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white, bucket-style fishing hat with multicolor panels.
Anyone with information on the man is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.
Police cars converge outside the Atlas Liquor store at 4304 E. 11th St. after a man attempted to rob it Wednesday afternoon. MOLLY BULLOCK/Tulsa World