TPD: 2 suspects sought in home robbery

Posted at 8:14 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 11:37:09-04

TULSA – For the second time in the last six weeks, Tulsa police were called to the same midtown residence to investigate a break-in. 

Authorities say the victims were walking out of the garage at the residence near the 5700th block of East 27th Street when a pickup truck arrived and a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt on their face walked towards them, reportedly with a handgun.

The armed suspect instructed the victims to reenter their home, then according to police another suspect appeared.

Police say the victim entered a panic code and when the suspects noticed, they ordered the victim to re-enter a different code and then instructed the victims to get on the kitchen floor.

After that, according to police, the suspects forced the victims to open their gun safe and then put both of the victims in the bathroom.

"This was just not another random crime of opportunity. This robbery was planned out pretty well. That's evidenced by a guy laying underneath a truck to start it, and for him to have an accomplice in the background some place that was willing to come to the backdoor and assist him," said Ofc. Jeff Cash.

Tulsa police went on to report that the victims described one of the suspects as a black man around 6-foot to 6-foot-3 and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. The second suspect was described as a black man around 6-foot and 170 pounds with dark jeans and a gray jacket. 

Three firearms, including a Remington pump shotgun, assault rifle, 9 mm pistol and wallets and a phone were reportedly taken, say Tulsa police.

“You know, if you’re gong to rob a guy’s house that has a gun safe, how do you know he doesn’t have a gun on him? So this was a dangerous crime to pull off, and I can tell you that we’re glad it nobody got hurt,” said Cash.

A 2013 Chevy crew cab  with the Oklahoma license tag 608KTK was stolen as well, said police.

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