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Man walking his dogs robbed at gunpoint

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 07:21:45-04

Residents in a midtown Tulsa neighborhood are on edge after a man walking his dog was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint.

It happened in Terwilleger Heights during broad daylight and was all caught on camera

Surveillance video shows a man dropped off at 22nd Place and St. Louis. An armed man jumped out of the car and ran up to a stranger walking his dogs.

He had a gun in his hand and stole the man’s wallet.

Alice Rodgers said she is concerned about the robbery, taking extra precautions as she walks her dog Max.

“I'm actually driving him in the car to the park now,” Rodgers said.

Terwilleger Heights is next to Woodward Park, but on most nights it’s packed with families.

“I think it's a great neighborhood and I don't want people to feel scared walking their dog and letting their kids play,” Lorie Tripplehorn, midtown resident said.

Police say if you end up on the wrong side of a gun, don't fight back. Even if that means handing over your phone and wallet.

“Your property is not worth your life,” Officer Leland Ashley said.

TPD hopes this surveillance video will generate tips.

Now, they're looking for two men. The driver of the red Pontiac Sunbird and a white man in his 20s, seen running from the car.

“When you see someone that appears to be circling or casing, if you have your cell phone with you go ahead and give us a call,” Ashley said.

Until someone is caught, Rodgers will be watching over her shoulder and plans to invest in some mace.

“I just hope it's not the beginning of some sort of trend, where people can say, look how easy that was.”

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers 918-596-COPS.