Tulsa police looking for home invasion and kidnapping suspects

TULSA - A woman and her granddaughter are held hostage for two hours Friday morning.

Friday police are still searching for the two suspects.

it happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday at a home near 39th Place and S. Darlington Ave.

Carmanita Hughes was in her car, just about to pull out of the driveway for her yoga class.

"Some big tall person knocked on my door and looked and there was a gun in my window," Hughes said.

Hughes said he and the second suspect took her inside of of her home, where her 18-year-old granddaughter was asleep.

They held both women at gunpoint while they went from room to room stealing valuables, police said.

"[They] took TVs, computers, my granddaughter's new laptop for college, for school," Hughes said.

Hughes said she was able to keep some valuables.

"They picked up some of my 99-year-old mother's --who is in a nursing home-- a few of her rings and I said 'those are my mothers you can't have those!' and they left them," Hughes said.
She and her granddaughter say the pair threatened to kill them repeatedly.

"The guns were at us all the time," said Hughes.

She said the suspects then forced to her drive to her bank to cash a check for them.

She says the whole time, the only thing she was concerned about was her granddaughter.

"If one of us goes, it can't be her," she said tearfully. "I tried to take care of her," said Hughes.

Next, the suspects dropped them off and took the car and their valuables.

Thankfully, both women were unharmed.

"I almost just feel sorry for them, one of them kept saying, you know I am doing this, because if I don't get so and so money, they will kill my mom, that's why I am doing this," Hughes said.

The suspects are described as two black males, both in their late teens.

Police describe one suspect as  tall with a neck tattoo, the other, about 5 foot 3 inches and pudgy.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS.

Friday afternoon, Tulsa police located the victim's stolen Mercedes unoccupied behind a Taco Bell at 4703 E. 51st Street.

Another crime was reported near 31st and Sheridan with similarly described suspects car-jacking a van containing pharmaceutical drugs from May's Drug Warehouse.

Police say there is no evidence the crimes are connected.

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