String of armed ATM robberies come to an end with arrest of Oklahoma City man
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police say they have arrested a man who they claim is responsible for several armed robberies across the metro.
Earlier this month, officers learned about an armed robbery at the Bank of America on S. Harvey.
The victim said he withdrew $100 from the ATM when a man pointed a gun at him and demanded the cash.
On May 8, police say the same thing happened to a woman attempting to get money out of an ATM.
According to the police report, the suspect got away with the victim’s purse, which included her ID and credit cards.
One day later, officials say the same suspect was at it again.
Police were called to the ATM after a victim says a man walked around the corner, pulled his shirt over his mouth and pointed a gun at her.
According to the affidavit, the man said, “Give me your money” but the victim told him she didn’t have any.
He told her to get cash from the ATM but she told him “No.”
She eventually handed over $12 but refused to get any more from the ATM.
When the suspect demanded her bank card, she threw it in the grass and opened her phone to call her son.
The man tried to get the phone away from her but was unsuccessful and left.
Police warn victims should not put their safety at risk when confronted by an armed robber.
On Monday morning, police arrested 19-year-old Jason Orrantia for the crimes.
No word on the extent of the charges he is facing.