Robber, Sexual Assault Suspect Strikes Again in Metro

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 12:18 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A serial robber who's also accused of sexual assault has struck again in the metro area.

Midwest City police said the man robbed the Check Into Cash at 1323 Gateway Plaza. Officers said he walked into the store at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

After the store manager complied, the robber forced her into the back office and told her to wait there for five minutes. When the woman heard the front door buzzer sound, she realized the robber had left and called 911.

Midwest City police said the suspect matched the description of the man wanted for robbing a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and at least six other Check Into Cash offices in Bethany, Moore and Oklahoma City. Investigators said the man sexually assaulted two employees during those robberies.

"Anytime you deal with a habitual criminal it concerns law enforcement because you know they normally don't stop until they are caught. In this particular situation, the suspect is brandishing a weapon which is obviously a dangerous scenario and could be a deadly combination given the circumstances of these events," Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.

According to police, the suspect has been seen driving two different vehicles; a white Pontiac Grand Am and a small maroon sedan. He is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5'7" - 5'10" tall, weighs about 210-225 pounds with a goatee.

Police said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the suspect should not approach him but should call 911.

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