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Serial Armed Robber In South OKC Says 'He Needs Money For Bills'

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This surveillance image was taken of the suspect as he walked through a Days Inn hotel near I-35 and S.E. 25th Street. This surveillance image was taken of the suspect as he walked through a Days Inn hotel near I-35 and S.E. 25th Street.
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Oklahoma City police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who has held up two hotels and two loan companies in the past two weeks.

This is a brazen robber who tends to wear an orange ball cap in all of his holdups. And his crime spree was all caught on camera.

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It all started August 13, when the robber walked into the Ramada Inn on 74th and South May Avenue.

On the surveillance video, you can see him wearing that orange ball cap, and smiling and chatting with the hotel clerk before he turns his gun on him

According to the police report, the man walked into the hotel lobby, asked about a room, went to the bathroom, and then pulled a gun on the clerk and other workers. He held the gun to one of their backs and lead them all to the office closet and told them to keep their hands up.

He then had one of the workers take money out of the cash register and the safe and then told him to get back in the closet. In the police report it states he then told everyone he was not going to hurt them, but needed the money to pay bills.

Police also have video of him when he hit the Days Inn on South I-35 nearly two weeks later. This time he is seen wearing an orange shirt with the orange ball cap.

He also hit two loan stores, Surity Loans and Loans Express, that are located right next to each other on S.W. 59th Street.

"When he got over here, I was on the phone and he put the gun towards my head, " said a loan worker, who does not want to be identified.

She says the gunman forced her and her coworkers to get money out of the cash register and the safe, which was empty at the time. She says when he tried to force them into a back room, she faked an asthma attack and he took off.

Luckily their surveillance cameras caught the crook in action.

"In all of the cases he has used a gun and demanded cash," said Msgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. "No one thankfully has been injured in any of these robberies."

Now the loan company is keeping their doors locked during the day. And the workers here just want this guy caught.

If you recognize the man responsible, please call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.

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