TPD: Fraud runaway suspect still at large

Posted at 12:29 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 16:40:32-04

TULSA – Students at Rogers schools were placed on a short precautionary lockdown Wednesday, according to police.

Tulsa police notified Tulsa Public Schools that a fraud suspect had been cornered near Rogers Junior and High schools. The schools were both placed on a temporary lockdown from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Police say the suspect parked a stolen vehicle at the Top Dollar Check Cashing store and attempted to cash a check from a fraudulent account. 

The suspect fled on foot when police arrived on scene. Tulsa police say the suspect ran to a nearby neighborhood and entered an unlocked backdoor of a residence.

Then, police say, the suspect fled the home and flagged down a driver for a getaway ride. Police say the driver attempted to detain the suspect but was hit with a liquor bottle. The suspect then left on foot again.

Police are still searching for the suspect who is described as a white male, around 24-years-old and 5 foot 9 inches, 160 pounds with brown hair.


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