Tulsa man charged in robbery case
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
3/06/13 at 3:56 AM
Charges were filed Tuesday against a Tulsa man accused of working in concert with two other men in committing several robberies near 61st Street and Peoria Avenue in October.
Thomas Anthony Reed, 18, is charged in Tulsa County District Court with two counts of robbery with a firearm, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and first-degree robbery, court filings show.
Prosecutors accuse Reed, Jeremy Deangelo Tillis, 21, of Owasso and Samuel Lee Reed, 21, also of Tulsa, of kidnapping a man and robbing others of cash, iPhones and other items Oct. 20, court documents indicate.
Tillis and Samuel Lee Reed were charged Oct. 29 with robbery with a firearm, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, knowingly concealing and receiving stolen property, and first-degree robbery.
Tillis was also charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction and second-degree robbery.
One of the victims called the police about 11:45 p.m. that night after he was taken at gunpoint from the R&R Food Store, 6110 S. Peoria Ave., according to a police report.
One of the men stole the man's iPhone, cap and jewelry and then forced him to drive to a nearby ATM to withdraw money from his bank account. The men then forced the victim to drive to his home, where $500, a television and a video gaming system were stolen, the report says.
The victim was then ordered to drop the robbers off in the 6500 block of South Newport Avenue, the report says.
Information from the victim led investigators to Tillis, Samuel Lee Reed and three other men, who were all taken into custody.
Police linked a white iPhone Tillis was carrying to a robbery that was reported in the same area about 6:20 p.m. that day. That victim told police a man grabbed her phone and ran. A second man then approached her to offer aid and indicated that he knew the robber, at which point a third man stole her purse and $43, police said.
Samuel Lee Reed and Tillis were arrested on complaints of armed robbery, first-degree robbery by force or fear, and knowingly concealing stolen property, jail records show.
They remain in the Tulsa Jail with bail set at $101,500 each.
Thomas Reed was not in custody as of Tuesday evening.
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