UPDATED: OKC police arrest one of two suspects involved in jewelry store robbery


UPDATED 3:08 p.m: Oklahoma City Police have arrested one of the two suspects involved in the Jewelry store robbery.

Officers responded to a tip late Thursday evening and arrested 50-year-old Richard Todd Mitchell on conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm, complaints of robbery with a firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police are still searching for the second suspect involved in the robbery.

Oklahoma City police search for two men wanted for an armed robbery at a jewelry store.

The stickup and manhunt began around noon at Higgins Jewelers near NW 122nd and MacArthur.

Two armed thieves robbed the store at gunpoint.

“The two suspects came into the store both armed and robbed the store and left in some sort of Honda Accord,” said Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.

The police helicopter is called to search for that getaway car.

Minutes later, police speed away from the store after that gold car is found at a nearby apartment complex on Hefner Road.

Unfortunately, more than a dozen officers are unable to locate any suspects on scene.

“There was nobody in or around that car.  No arrests were made,” said Wardlow.

Police suspect a heavy set female drove the getaway car.

A surveillance picture shows both male suspects who came into the store.

One has his face covered, but the other armed crook can seen clear as day.

“These are obviously two dangerous individuals.  They’re armed.  We want to get them caught.  Anyone with information should immediately contact police,” said Wardlow.  “The fortunate thing in this case is the employees were not injured in any way during this robbery.”

The employees in the store were obviously shaken up by the robbery.

They did not want to talk about the case on camera.