Man charged with Tulsa bank robbery
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A robbery charge was filed Wednesday against a man who is accused of holding up a Tulsa bank.
Lawrence Bradford, 39, is charged with one count of first-degree robbery in connection with the heist at the Bank of Oklahoma branch in the Food Pyramid at 71st Street and Garnett Road on Oct. 25, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
The robber walked into the bank, handed the teller a note demanding money and then threatened to pull out a weapon if the employee failed to comply quickly, police said.
The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money but left behind the note and a state identification card bearing Bradford’s name, an arrest report says.
Police used the information to arrest Bradford at the Day Center for the Homeless, 415 W. Archer St., the following day. He is being held in the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.