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Coweta police: Release identity of 1 suspect arrested in connection to armed robbery

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 13:17:44-05

COWETA, Okla. — UPDATE: Coweta police have identified one suspect in connection to an armed robbery that took place in the Med Pharm parking lot near Coweta on Thursday night.

Officials say 18-year-old Fernando Javier Aguilar-Perez was arrested on complaints of of aggravated assault, robbery, and multiple weapons law violations.

Officials say Aguilar-Perez had an outstanding warrant for discharging a weapon into a dwelling out of Tulsa County.

Police are also seeking the whereabouts of a person of interest in this incident, Keith Gruhlkey.

This is a developing story.

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Authorities are involved in a manhunt for two armed robbery suspects, according to an official with the Coweta Police Department.

"An original call came in just before 6:30 p.m. as a possible armed robbery of an individual in the Med Pharm parking lot near Coweta," officials said in a statement. "Three suspects attempted to rob a fourth person."

The victim was pistol whipped by one of the suspects, officials said. That person were then treated and released at the scene.

"The suspects fled on foot after being confronted by the security guard on duty for Med Pharm," officials said. "Two of the three suspects arrived at the scene in a car reported stolen out of Tulsa earlier today."

Officials say one Hispanic male is in custody while two white males remain at large.

Drones and K-9's were involved in the search, officials said.

Police say an officer broke his hip during the search, but did not give any details into how he was injured.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

Authorities are advising the public in the area near Med Pharm to stay indoors, lock their doors, turn on any exterior lights, and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

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