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Police: Two arrested for alleged robbery by “force or fear”

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men were arrested after allegedly robbing a woman and a man in their car by "force or fear" this past weekend, police announced Monday.

Police responded to the 1800 block of N.W. 9th St. for a reported robbery on Saturday afternoon.

The female and male victims told police they were sitting in a car facing eastbound in an alleyway near N.W. 9th St. when two men in a tan four-door Cadillac drove through the alleyway headed westbound. The Cadillac pulled up next to the parked car so closely that police said it prevented the male victim from even opening his door.

Authorities said one of the suspects, 31-year-old Ivan Perez, began to forcefully push his way inside the victim's vehicle.

According to the police report, Perez began to reach for anything he could get his hands on and demanded items from the victims. He reportedly stated "get me the burner” to the driver of the Cadillac, later identified as 35-year-old John Murrow.

Due to the threats made by the suspect and being in fear for his life, police said one of the victims told Perez there was a wallet in the driver's side door and that he could take what he wanted. The suspects eventually fled with the wallet.

"A robbery by force or fear insinuates that actually wasn`t a weapon involved, which means the person either threatened them or the person took something from them but didn`t actually present a weapon," explains Officer Megan Morgan of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Morgan said the suspects went to a nearby house where they were later arrested after being identified by the victims.

The wallet was never located, nor was a firearm found in the vehicle.

One neighbor NewsChannel 4 spoke to did not want to be identified but said the neighborhood is generally quiet with very little crime.

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