Police Search For Man Who Robbed NE OKC Convenience Store

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:42 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City police said they are looking for a man who robbed a northeast Oklahoma City convenience store on Tuesday night and held a gun right at the clerk's face.

The clerk told News 9 and police that the robber wasn't very tall, maybe about 5'3 and spoke in a child-like voice, making him think this thief was not very old. But he said his face was covered and all he could focus on was the barrel of the gun.

The clerk said this was the first time he's ever been robbed in the two years he's been working at the Mr. Happy Foods convenience store at N.E. 36th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Surveillance cameras inside the store caught the whole thing.

“I (was) terrified,” said the clerk, who did not want to be identified. “I had a feeling he wanted to kill me, that guy.”

The clerk said the thief kept pointing the gun at his head the entire time, and even tried to shoot him, but failed to do so when the gun jammed. He said they even found a bullet lying on the floor, a bullet the single father was sure was intended for him.

In the surveillance video, you see him duck for cover multiple times as he started throwing handfuls of cash right at the suspect. The cash ended up falling out of the suspect's pocket and onto the floor - creating enough of a distraction to get the crook to drop the gun and then run.

The clerk said he's never had problems at this store in the past with anyone in this northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood and he said he thinks this thief was not from around here.

“Most of the people here are really friendly people and good people,” said the clerk. “We've been dealing with them, they are wonderful people!”

Despite what happened, this clerk said he harbors no ill will toward the young thief.

He just said he hopes he changes his ways.

“I pray for him,” he said as he continued helping his other loyal customers. “Hopefully everything is good and the violence stops.”

Police are asking anyone out there with information to call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.