Bank of Oklahoma Branch Robbed
|FBI Oklahoma City March 05, 2013|
OKLAHOMA CITY—James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the robbery of the Bank of Oklahoma branch at 2601 N. Meridian in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
At approximately 10:41 a.m. this morning, two black males entered the back door of the bank with weapons drawn. One of the subjects stayed near the back door while the second subject approached the teller counter and demanded money from two tellers. Both subjects were yelling loudly for everyone to put their hands up. The subject that approached the teller yelled at her, “Don’t touch anything” and “Give me the money.” The teller complied with the demand and placed an undisclosed amount of money in a plastic grocery bag provided by the subject.
Both subjects departed out the back door of the bank and were observed to enter a Honda vehicle, dark in color (possibly purple) with a gray primer door. The vehicle then departed the bank. No one was injured in today’s robbery.
The method of this robbery and the subject descriptions are similar to those in two recent bank robberies in the Bethany/Warr Acres area. The Bank of America, 3501 N. McArthur, Warr Acres, Oklahoma, was robbed on February 13, 2013, and the IBC Bank, 7723 N.W. 23rd Street, Bethany, Oklahoma, was robbed on February 25, 2013.
Surveillance photos and witness descriptions depict the subjects as follows:
Subject one (at counter): black male, mid-20s, 6’2”-6’3” tall, thin build, wearing a black or dark-colored hooded jacket and jeans, and carrying a revolver.
Subject two (near door): black male, 5’10”-5’11” tall, mid-20s, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt with red letters on front and dark pants, and carrying a silver pistol.
The robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI at (405) 290-7770 (24-hour number). You may remain anonymous. The Oklahoma Banker’s Association offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and/or conviction of anyone robbing a member bank.