Oklahoma City police look for two women suspected in armed robberies

OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities are asking folks to be on the lookout for two women, one of them armed, as they appear to be on what police are calling a "mini crime spree."

Police say the first of the two robberies happened at the Family Dollar on N.E. 10th Street. They say staff was closing up for the night when they were confronted by a woman with a gun.

"In the robberies, there's two women that show up, however only one goes into the store," says MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.  "She's armed with a gun each time, points the gun at the clerk and demands cash."

Surveillance images show the duo police would like to talk to in connection to the robbery at the Family Dollar as well as a second robbery four days later at a 7-Eleven on Southeast 15th Street.

"The clerk in both cases complies, hands over the cash, nobody is injured," Knight said.

According to the police report, at the 7-Eleven the suspect demanded not just the money from the register, but also the safe and the cashier's jewelry.

Though the images aren’t clear, and don’t show the armed suspect’s face, police believe the same duo is behind both crimes.

"Everything fits with them. The description, the M.O. There's no reason at this point to believe it's not the same two women."

Though crime sprees are pretty common, police say these particular cases stand out.

"We don't typically see two many women out robbing stores like that," Knight said. "It is a little bit unusual but it's just as dangerous, nonetheless. They're still pointing a firearm at somebody. We want to get them identified and off the streets before they have a chance to hurt somebody."

If you recognize the women, call Crime Stoppers at (405)235-7300.