Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tulsa, OK: 9th Bank Robbery of the Year

(What a way to start 2000-crime)

The city of Tulsa saw its ninth bank robbery of the year -- a record for any one month -- on Thursday afternoon.

"This is unprecedented," said the detective, Sgt. Dave Walker.

Fourteen Tulsa financial institutions were robbed in all of 2008.

A man walked into the Arvest Bank at 36th Street and Yale Avenue at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Walker said.

Customers were in the bank, but no one was injured.

The robber presented a teller with a note implying he had a gun, but he never brandished a weapon.

The robber fled on foot.

Some people think the ailing economy is the reason for the recent rash of robberies.

Bank employees are trained and prepared for robberies and that safety is always the No. 1 concern.


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