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Norman man robbed at gunpoint at red light, suspects still on the run

NORMAN, Okla. – It’s something that happens to all of us on a regular basis.

Whether you’re heading to work or home, you will likely have to stop at a traffic light.

Now, officials say a trio of robbers in Norman is taking advantage of an easy opportunity.

Just after midnight on Friday, at the intersection of Kansas and Flood, an 18-year old driver was caught off guard.

According to Capt. Tom Easley, with the Norman Police Department, the robber was very bold.

Easley said, “Once he stopped, a black man opened his driver side door, displayed a gun and demanded money.”

The victim also says there were two other accomplices who ambushed him at the red light.

When the victim called 911, he told the dispatcher he was not hurt but in shock, saying he couldn’t believe what had happened.

Police say this is a very unusual crime and not typical.

However, it does have Norman motorists on edge.

“That creeps me out,” says Chris Franklin, a concerned driver. “ You stop at a stop sign every single day, all day long whenever you’re driving. Usually you’re not paying attention. Just waiting for it to turn.”

Police say it’s important for motorists to be alert and lock those doors, especially at an intersection when you are alone.

If you have any info that could help with the investigation, you’re urged to call Norman Crime Stoppers at ( 405 ) 366-7867.