TPD: Man robs south Tulsa QT at gunpoint

Posted at 5:51 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 08:23:57-04

Tulsa police say a man entered a south Tulsa QuikTrip, waited for a store clerk to return to the counter and robbed the man at gunpoint.

The robbery took place close to 4 a.m. at the gas station near East 61st Street and South Lewis Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a black bandana over his face, brown jacket or hoodie and red shorts, according to Capt. Malcolm Williams with the Tulsa Police Department.

Williams says the suspect waited at the counter for the store clerk, who was in the back of the store. Once the clerk approached, the suspect pulled out a handgun and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.

"He fled the scene northbound on foot on Lewis and back to the west," Williams said.

Police created a perimeter in the area and used K-9s to search for the suspect.

After more than an hour, police reduced their search to patrolling the area after not being able to find the suspect.

He's described as a black man, who is about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall with a slender build.

The clerk was not hurt in the robbery.

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