Oklahoma City Police investigates two separate bank robberies
By: Jay Dillon, Senior Digital Content Manager - email
The Oklahoma City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating two different bank robberies on opposite sides of the city.
The first bank robbery call came in at 10:04 AM at the Bank of Oklahoma inside the Crest Foods store at SW 104th and May. In a press release sent out to the media Wednesday afternoon, the FBI said they're searching for a Hispanic man and a white man they say are responsible for the crime.
The FBI says the two entered the bank inside the grocery store from the north entrance. In surveillance photos, the Hispanic man can be seen carrying a black semi-automatic handgun when he jumped over the teller counter and emptied the teller drawers of an undisclosed amount of money. The FBI says the two men then left the store through the south exit.
The Hispanic man was seen heading north towards 104th St on foot. The white man climbed into a waiting blue or blake Dodge 4-door pick-up truck with large chrome rims that was driven by an unknown third person. The Hispanic man was picked up by the truck just a few seconds later.
The Hispanic man is described as being in his mid 20's, 5’3”, 160 lbs, medium build, wearing a black long sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans, dark shoes, dark sunglasses and a yellow baseball hat with a black bill and the word JEGS across the front. He was carrying a black semi-automatic pistol.
The white man is described as having brown hair, brown mustache and beard, mid 20’s, 6’ - 6’3”, 160-180 lbs, wearing an unzipped burgundy hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt with the words “MUSTANG BOYS” and a basketball picture silkscreened on the front, aviator sunglasses, dark pants, and dark boots.
Nobody was injured in the Bank of Oklahoma bank robbery.
The second bank robbery call was received at 10:17 AM at the Arvest Bank near NW 164th street and Pennsylvania.
In a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the suspect is described as a black man wearing a painted-on 5 o'clock shadow. They say he was also wearing wearing a fake mustache and goatee.
The FBI says when he walked into the bank, he handed the teller a demand note and a large envelope to the teller. The note said that he had a gun though no weapon was shown. The teller complied and gave the man an unknown amount of money.
The FBI reports he then left and drove off in a four door Honda sedan with tinted windows. He was last seen heading northeast from the bank toward NW 164th Street.
The suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion, in his late 20's to early 30's, 5’6” - 5’8”, with an athletic build. The FBI says he was wearing a white hoodie with a zippered front and a large basketball emblem on the back. He was also wearing a white baseball hat, dark pants, sunglasses, and black and white sneakers, along with his painted facial hair.
The FBI and Oklahoma City Police are investigating the crime. Anyone with information is urged to call (405) 290-7770. Information leading to an arrest and conviction could lead to a $2,000 reward.
Authorities say the men claimed to be armed in both robberies.