Man arrested as alleged accomplice in motel robbery
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, December 03, 2012
A Tulsa man was arrested on an allegation he was an accomplice in an armed robbery at a Tulsa motel in October.
Todd Demarqua Randall, 19, was jailed Monday on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon in concert, jail records show.
Tulsa police officers stopped Randall in the 6500 block of East Latimer Place about 4:15 p.m. after observing he was not wearing a seat belt, an arrest report said.
Randall was taken into custody after not being able to produce a driver's license or vehicle insurance, the report said.
During an interview with detectives, Randall was questioned about an armed robbery that occurred at the Super 8, 6616 E. Archer St., Oct. 15.
Two men armed with a toy gun and a pink stun gun stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in a while Chevrolet Blazer that day, police said.
Randall told investigators prior to the robbery he and the two suspects talked about a debt that one of them owed him, and that "he knew something illegal was going to happen," according to the report.
Randall said that he drove the SUV to the motel, dropped off the men and waited for them to return then left the scene, the report noted.
Shortly after the robbery, Randall said one of the men gave him cash, the report said. He also disclosed that one suspect instructed him where to park the vehicle, and to "pull to the hotel and pick them up in 45 seconds," police said.
Randall is being held in the Tulsa Jail on $50,000 bond on the armed robbery complaint.
One robber is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 165 pounds. The other robber is a black man, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918- 596-COPS (2677). Tipsters can also text a message beginning with “Tip918” to CRIMES (274637).