Authorities Identify Suspect In Nichols Hills Armed Robberies

Monday, October 27th 2014, 5:14 pm
By: News 9

Police have identified a suspect wanted in at least two armed robberies last month.

Kejuan Latrelle Price, 17, is accused of strong-arming a woman in her driveway near Larchmont Lane and Western in Nichols Hills on Sept. 17, around 11 p.m.

Chief Richard Mask said two men followed the victim home and blocked her in the driveway. One suspect approached the driver side door and held a gun to her head. At the same time, the other suspect reached in the passenger door and stole her purse.

The suspects were gone by the time officers arrived to her home, but the victim gave a description of the car. The victim told detectives they were in a light colored, metallic sedan.

Detective Casey Nix lifted fingerprints from the victim's car. He ran them and found a match to Price in the juvenile system.

Chief Mask said Price was on probation for similar crimes and was wearing a GPS monitoring device. 

They were able to locate the probation officer and retrieved information on Price's whereabouts the night of the crime.

"His own GPS bracelet showed him at the scene of that robbery at the time that robbery occurred," Mask said. He called it strong evidence.

To make an even stronger case, Detective Nix retraced the victim's path home. He determined the suspects followed her from a convenience store in SW Oklahoma City to her driveway on Larchmont Lane.

Surveillance video at the store near SW 29th Street and Meridian Avenue showed four people in the car. Two males suspects were in the back and two female juveniles were in the front seats.

The car seemingly followed the victim out of the parking lot. The victim told police she did not realize she was being followed until the suspects blocked her in the driveway.

Detectives have also connected the car, more specifically, Price, to a second armed robbery in Oklahoma City, near Britton Road and Western Avenue, around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 17.

The victim in that case gave a similar suspect and car description to police. Price's GPS device also put him at the scene of that crime.

"Obviously, he is not learning his lesson," Mask said. He thought Price would stop at nothing unless he was caught. "Looking at things he has already done, not everybody learns a lesson."

Mask said Price has not checked in with his probation officer recently and has known gang affiliations with a street name 'Pancho.'

An arrest warrant for Price was issued Monday afternoon for the case in Nichols Hills.

Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason ordered a $500,000 bond be set upon his arrest.

If you know of Price's whereabouts, call Nichols Hills police at (405) 843-5672. You could get a reward.