Two women taken hostage during home robbery
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, October 12, 2012
10/12/12 at 3:14 PM
A woman and her granddaughter were taken hostage at gunpoint inside their house Friday morning, according to Tulsa police.
The woman was in her front yard in the 3900 block of South Darlington Avenue at about 8 a.m. when two black males with a handgun forced her inside the house, Officer Leland Ashley said.
She and her 18-year-old granddaughter were held hostage while the two robbers ransacked the residence. They took three televisions and a computer, police said.
The robbers then forced the pair into their vehicle and drove to a bank at 51st Street and Sheridan Road to withdraw money from their bank account, Ashley said.
The men then left the hostages at their house and drove off in the victims' silver Mercedes station wagon with tag number 941 DWS.
Neighbors called police to the scene about 10:38 a.m.
One man is described as a tall, skinny black man in his late teens to early 20s with a neck tattoo possibly reading "Jerrell" or "Terrell." The other man is described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall and "pudgy." Both men wore black clothing.
Police said they received two calls around 8 a.m. of suspicious men in the neighborhood, but they didn't see anyone when they responded. Ashley said the men may have already entered the victims' house at that point.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.