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Police search for suspects after armed robberies at two fast food restaurants overnight in Tulsa

Posted at 4:45 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 13:03:52-05

TULSA -- Police are searching for suspects after they investigated armed robberies at two different fast food restaurants.

The first armed robbery happened after 11 p.m. Sunday at the McDonald's near Skelly and 129th East Avenue. Police said the suspects threw a large rock though an exterior door to get inside the restaurant.

Once they went inside, the armed suspects forced the customers and employees behind the counter. They then took an undisclosed amount of money from the safe and ran out of the restaurant.

Shortly after midnight, police responded to a second armed robbery call at a Sonic restaurant near 59th and Lewis.

Police said a man broke into the back door of the restaurant. Once inside, he held up the three employees at gunpoint. Officers said he took money and ran out of the restaurant.

Police said they used a K9 to try and track the suspect, but he was not found. Police said they are using surveillance footage from neighboring businesses to get a better description of the suspect.

No one was hurt during either robbery. Police said, despite the similarities, they are still unsure if the two armed robberies are connected.