OKC Police Search For Serial Robbery Suspect


Thursday, August 21st 2014, 6:58 pm
By: News 9


A serial robber strikes again in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City police have been trying to find the suspect for a month and said he hit a fourth store this week.

Police said the man has flashed a gun in all four robberies, and he preys on convenience stores on the south side of Oklahoma City.

Tin Nguyen said he thought he was going to get shot when a man walked into his cigarette shop on Sunday and pulled a gun on him.

“He pulled the gun out and he said, ‘Give me all your money,' and I looked at the gun because it was really close to my chest,” Nguyen said.

The latest robbery happened at the T and H Discount Cigarette store near S.W. 59th and Shields.

Nguyen said he tried to grab the suspect's gun through the protective glass opening, but he could not do it.

“I make decision, you know, I have to run, so that's why I run away,” Nguyen said.

Nguyen ran to the back of the store, and the suspect followed him, pointing the gun at Nguyen the entire time.

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“That guy, he is really dangerous," said Nguyen. "The way I look at him, even if I give him money, he might shoot me. That's why I have to run.”

News 9 first reported on the serial robber in July after police said he held-up three stores in the same week.

Police released a photo at the time but have not received any leads in the case.

“Nobody has been hurt in any of these incidents, but obviously that could always change, so we want to get him identified and located as quickly as possible,” Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

Each time, the suspect has worn dark sunglasses and asked for cigarettes before pulling the gun and demanding cash.

Nguyen said he did not know the suspect chased him while pointing the gun at him until he went back to watch the surveillance video.

“He's a danger, he will hurt people, you know, and I hope the police will catch him as soon as possible so he doesn't have a chance to hurt another people,” Nguyen said.

If you recognize the suspect, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 405-235-7300.

You can remain anonymous.