Suspects Arrested in Robbery of Midfirst Bank in Oklahoma City
|FBI Oklahoma City April 12, 2013|
Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the robbery of the Midfirst Bank at 7500 S. Western in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the arrest of two subjects.
At approximately 9:28 a.m. on April 12, 2013, two black males entered the bank with weapons drawn, yelling for people to “put their hands up.” One of the subjects had tellers place the money in a plastic grocery bag. Tellers complied with the demand, and the two subjects departed the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The subjects were observed entering a four-door Honda Accord and departing the bank parking lot. Officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department responded and located the Honda a short distance away from the bank at the Los Pueblos Apartments. The subjects abandoned the Honda (which had been reported stolen) after crashing the vehicle into a tree. Witnesses reported the subjects fled the vehicle on foot.
The subjects were described as black males, early 20s, thin builds, wearing black pants and black hooded sweatshirts, and dark gloves; and one of the subjects had a dark ski mask. Both subjects had handguns.
Subsequent investigation led officers and FBI agents to a residence in the 3000 block of N.E. 16th Street, where Michael Deon Lewis, age 27, and Jerry Carlton Lewis, age 19, both of Oklahoma City, were arrested on federal bank robbery charges. Edna Huff, age 21, also of Oklahoma City, was arrested on related state charges. Another individual located at the residence is currently in investigative detention and may also face charges. No one was injured in today’s robbery. These individuals are also believed to be connected to five additional bank robberies in the Oklahoma City Metro area over the last two months.
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