Convenience store, restaurant held up
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, January 07, 2013
Tulsa police responded Monday morning to two holdups at area businesses, including one at a convenience store during which shots were fired.
An employee of the Kum & Go at 10032 S. Mingo Road called police at 5:40 a.m. to report an attempted robbery, Officer Leland Ashley said.
One of two robbers who entered the store wearing black hooded sweatshirts and masks told the clerk, “Give me the money,” and fired shots, Ashley said. The men then fled without taking any money.
The attempted robbers were described as black men in their early 20s between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Around 5:15 a.m., a man broke in through a window of the Panera Bread at 1624 E. 15th St.
Police said the robber brandished a black revolver, grabbed the store manager and demanded money be put into a blue pillowcase.
He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white Dodge pickup that officers later recovered in the 1600 block of South Rockford Avenue, Ashley said. The truck had apparently been stolen overnight, but the owner didn’t know it had been taken.
The robber is described as a black man in his late 20s who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black scarf.
The same Panera location was robbed in September by two masked men who broke through a glass door. The Panera Bread at 5601 E. 41st St. was robbed Sunday.
Anyone with more information 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.