Serial Robbery Suspect Hits Fifth OKC Convenience Store
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are on the hunt for a serial robber. They say he is responsible for five armed robberies, the latest of which happened Tuesday morning.
Each time, this man has targeted Family Dollars and Dollar Generals, all between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. The first four were on the west side of Oklahoma City. The fifth happened at the Family Dollar on SE 29th Street.
Police just released a very clear surveillance image of the face of the man who keeps getting away with large sums of money from the safes of these stores, sometimes violently.
From the Feb. 10 robbery, Msgt. Gary Knight says, “As he walks through the door we slowed down the video to give the public a very good look at his face. It’s so good that anyone who knows him should recognize him.”
In one of the incidents, the suspect pistol-whipped a clerk while waiting for her to open the safe. Tuesday morning police say he roughed up a customer.
In multiple cases, the man tells clerks to act calm as customers walk in and he makes small talk with them. In one robbery, he apologizes and says someone is making him do it with threats to kill his mom, but in another he said he has nothing to lose because he knows he's going back to prison.
“There’s a lot of bizarre behavior going on with this person,” Knight says, “and in a couple of the videos he actually wore a very thick pair of glasses.”
Each time the suspect is wearing a hoodie. One clerk saw a teardrop tattoo below one of his eyes.
Detectives hope you can identify the man as quickly as possible.
Knight says, “We certainly want to get him off the streets before he has the opportunity to do this again and maybe really cause harm to somebody.”
In the meantime, police are working to identify fingerprints the man may have left behind after dropping rolls of coins in the parking lot after two separate robberies.
If you recognize the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.