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Two Arrested for String of Bank Robberies
The FBI has two people in custody for several bank robberies in the metro this year.
Leon Wayne Murrell, 18, and Glen Johnson, 19, were both arrested Tuesday afternoon when police were responding to a burglary at a home in Southeast Oklahoma City.
Reporting officers say the two men were at the address when they arrived and one of the officers recognized Johnson as the primary suspect of the recent bank robberies. Both men were detained while Oklahoma City robbery detectives and FBI agents were called in to investigate.
The Bank of Oklahoma at 4324 S.E. 44th Street in Oklahoma City was robbed on January 18 and again on January 24. The BancFirst at 4200 S. Sunnylane Road, Del City, Oklahoma was robbed on February 2. All three robberies happend around 9:30 a.m. and in each instance, the banks were robbed by two black males who pointed weapons and yelled for employees and customers to put their hands up.
Oklahoma City Police Detectives and FBI Agents arrested Murrell and Johnson without incident. Murrell and Johnson were transported to the Oklahoma County Jail and will be facing State Bank Robbery charges.
Posted: Monday, February 18 2013, 09:49 PM CST
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Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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