Police: Serial robbery suspect sought in west Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Oklahoma City police are searching the metro for a serial robbery suspect.
Investigators say the suspect has robbed three Family Dollar stores and a Dollar General store all within the past month. All four of the stores were located in west Oklahoma City.
On Tuesday, police released surveillance video of the suspect. Shortly after police released surveillance of the man, he struck for a fifth time. Robbing a Family Dollar Feb. 13 at 525 SE 29 Street. Roll of quarters were scattered across the parking lot of the Family Dollar store Tuesday morning. Police said he forced a clerk and a delivery person to the ground.
"This is somebody we want to get identified before he actually hurts somebody," said Oklahoma City Police Msgt. Gary Knight.
In all of the robberies, the victims told police they either heard a gun "racked" or he pointed the pistol at his victims. Police reports show the suspect will tell the clerks to act calm if a customer comes in, threatening to kill them. He even goes up to one of the customers, holding a conversation while the clerk waits for the safe to open.
At the Family Dollar Store on NW 10th St., police reports show after he demanded money from the clerk, he grabbed the back of her shirt and pushed her towards the cash register. She begged for him to stop and he slapped her in the back of the head, saying he has nothing to lose and he knows he's going back to prison. He then pistol whipped her in the back of the head.
"He's a serial robber. He's going to keep going until he gets caught. So we want to get him off the streets pretty quickly," Knight said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 or leave a tip online at www.okccrimetips.com.