Two armed men reportedly robbed an east Tulsa Taco Bell on Saturday, injuring an employee and making off with at least $1,000 in the process.

Officers were dispatched shortly before 3:30 a.m. to the Taco Bell, 1810 S. Garnett Road, about the robbery.

The two store employees who were working at the time told police that two white men entered the store armed with handguns and a shotgun and demanded money, according to Tulsa Police Sgt. Jeff Davis.

One employee was told to get on the floor while another was forced into an office and ordered to open the store’s safe, Davis said. The employee indicated they did not have the ability to access the safe, at which point one of the men, who had a sawed-off shotgun, hit the employee in the head with the gun.

The men then demanded money from the register. Davis said the men made off with an estimated $1,000 to $1,500 and both employees’ cellphones.

Both men were described as white and about 25-30. They were both wearing all black clothing and ski masks.

The employees did not report seeing if the men left in a vehicle, Davis said. The employee who was hit in the head was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Reece Ristau


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