Two armed robberies, stabbing occur overnight in the same East Tulsa apartment complex

Posted at 8:16 AM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 09:16:12-04

Police say two possibly-connected armed robberies and a stabbing all occurred overnight in an East Tulsa apartment complex.

Just after 11:30 on July 11, police say a victim was stabbed during a fight with her boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Before the stabbing, the victim was arguing with the other two. They left and later returned, which is when police say the victim was stabbed once in the abdomen. She was taken to St. John Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury, and the suspects fled the area.

An hour later, at about 12:30 a.m., police say the first of two armed robberies occurred, which they believed may be connected.

The victim had just dropped someone off at the Sierra Pointe apartment complex when she was approached by a man with a handgun. The man demanded her money, which she handed over. The victim drove home and called police.

About 10 minutes later, police say a man with the same description approached another victim with a handgun. The victim handed over his wallet and phone, but not before a neighbor on a nearby balcony witnessed the robbery. The suspect fired his gun with intent to kill, according to police. The neighbor ran back inside his apartment and the suspect fled the area.

According to police, a K9 unit tracked the area but was not able to find the suspect.

At 3:30 a.m. police began to chase a car that fit the description of the suspect's car in the armed robberies. The chase reportedly reached high speeds, but police were not able to catch the suspect.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.