'Apologetic' robber hits midtown gas station
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
An “apologetic” robber struck a Tulsa convenience store Wednesday morning.
Police were called to the Phillips 66 gas station at 31st Street and Yale Avenue around 3:30 a.m., said Cpl. Ken Simpson.
An employee of the store told police a man entered the store, brandished a silver semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the register and safe, Simpson said.
The employee told police the robber was “apologetic” and kept saying, “I’m sorry. I need the money for my family.”
The suspect is described as white, about 6 feet tall and weighing around 185 pounds. He was wearing camouflage gear as well as a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and a ski mask, police said.
He fled in an old “beat-up” pickup, Simpson said.
Anyone with more information about the robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES (274637). Text tips should begin with “Tip918.” Tipsters can remain anonymous and may earn a reward.