Suspect Arrested in First Fidelity Bank Robbery in Oklahoma City
|FBI Oklahoma City April 25, 2013|
James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announces the robbery of the First Fidelity Bank located at 700 SW 29th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the arrest of Joshua Antonio McClendon, 27 years of age.
According to witness, a black male entered the bank carrying a handgun and instructed bank employees to put their hands up where he could see them and to back against the wall. He hopped over the teller counter and took money from two teller stations and placed it in a shopping bag. The suspect left the bank and was last seen leaving westbound on SW 29th.
Oklahoma City Police officers responding to the bank robbery located McClendon in the 700 block of SW 28th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he was arrested without incident. At the time of the arrest, officers were able to recover a large amount of money from McClendon.
The Oklahoma City Police Department is to be commended for their quick response and thorough efforts in this arrest.
McClendon faces federal bank robbery charges. The public is reminded that a charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.