Suspect arrested in home-invasion robbery, kidnapping
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, October 15, 2012
Tulsa police arrested one of two men Monday who are alleged to have held a woman and her granddaughter hostage at gunpoint during a home invasion last week.
Dustin Sanders, who turns 20 on Tuesday, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, obstruction and knowingly concealing stolen property, arrest records show.
According to police, a woman was in her front yard in the 3900 block of South Darlington Avenue about 8 a.m Friday when two men armed with handguns forced her inside her house.
She and her 18-year-old granddaughter were held hostage while the two robbers ransacked the residence, police said. The robbers stole three televisions and a computer, police said.
They then forced the women into a vehicle and drove to a bank at 51st Street and Sheridan Road and made them withdraw money from a bank account, police said.
The robbers then took the women back to their house and drove off in the victims' silver 2006 Mercedes station wagon. The vehicle was later discovered abandoned in a parking lot in the 4700 block of East 51st Street, police said.
Neighbors called the police to the house about 10:40 a.m. Friday.
Information received by police led them to Sanders, who was spotted in the 4600 block of South Darlington Avenue about 1 p.m. Monday and was arrested by police in the 4700 block of South Braden Avenue after a short foot pursuit, police said.
His bail is set at $152,000, Tulsa Jail records show.
The other man police are seeking is described as black, about 5 feet 3 inches tall and "pudgy."
Anyone with information about the robbers can contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward and can remain anonymous.