Man arrested in two restaurant robberies
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 2:19 PM
A man who police said assaulted a clerk with pepper spray and robbed a restaurant Monday was arrested Thursday, hours after another restaurant was robbed.
Daniel Ryan McNamara, 28, was booked in the Tulsa Jail on Thursday evening on two complaints of robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said the Pie Hole restaurant, 2708 E. 15th St., was robbed Monday. The robber approached the clerk, sprayed him with pepper spray, took cash from the register and fled.
An employee followed the robber out and was able to get a tag number for his vehicle, which police traced back to a relative of McNamara's. The relative told police that McNamara stole the car from her earlier Monday.
About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a robbery at the Subway restaurant, 2202B S. Jackson Ave. Employees said the man approached the counter, stated he had a gun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the robber fled the store.
An employee was able to get a partial tag number that closely matched the stolen vehicle.
The description of the robber -- a white male in his mid-20s with black-frame glasses -- matched the description of the man who robbed the Pie Hole on Monday, police said.
Detectives were able to track down the vehicle and observed McNamara exiting the vehicle. He was then arrested.
According to the arrest report, officers found a Subway bag on the front seat, cash in his back pocket, and a syringe and spoon with what appeared to be heroin residue in his pocket.
Both clerks identified McNamara as the man who robbed the store, the report states.
McNamara has pending charges in Tulsa County District Court related to a Dec. 22, 2011, robbery, court documents show.
He remains in custody on a bond exceeding $100,000, according to jail records.
Daniel Ryan McNamara, 28