Police searching for serial robber
Midwest City police are looking for a suspect who has robbed several business during the past two months.
Police Chief Brandon Clabes said the suspect focuses on businesses around closing times, selects a simple non-expensive item and approaches the register to pay. He slips a note to the cashier that generally states, “I have a gun, ring the item up I have provided, give me all the money in the register, I’m sorry, I need this for medication for my sick child”.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20, standing 5’7 to 5’9 and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He wears a hoodie, dark clothing and a medical mask and once inside the stores, will look for other patrons prior to the crime.
A weapon has never been produced or seen, however, the note eludes to the fact the suspect is armed. After the robberies, the suspect flees on foot. Below are the locations and times of robberies associated with this individual:
Wednesday 01-01-2020 at 7:45 p.m.–Ross Dress for Less (Reno and Air Depot)
Sunday 01-19-2020 at 9 p.m.– Big Lots (Reno and Air Depot)
Wednesday 01-29-2020 at 10 p.m.–Aldi’s (S. Air Depot)
Thursday 02-13-2020 at 8:20 p.m.–Family Dollar (7400 block of SE 15th)
“Our police department has deployed several tactics in an attempt to apprehend this dangerous, serial robber,” Clabes said. “We have canvassed many businesses near where the crimes have occurred and given out the above information in an effort to thwart future robberies, unfortunately, our suspect continues preying on innocent victims. We are now asking for the public’s assistance to identify this person.”
Please call 739-1388/739-1306 with any tips.