“I was just thinking about my kids,” Oklahoma man runs from armed bank robber

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OKLAHOMA CITY-- Pedro Cruz just wanted to cash a check.

He knew from the moment he walked in to the Banc First branch at I-40 and Meridian, that something was very wrong,

"I see the manager on the floor and thought he was praying. He was on his knees," Cruz said.

It all became clear when Cruz was surprised from behind by a robber in a hockey mask who pointed a gun at his head.

Cruz says it all happened within seconds.

"I looked behind my back and I see the guy put the gun to my head and tell me to get on my knees."

He said the robber remained calm and spoke softly as he directed bank employees and customers to stay down.

Cruz thought for a moment, then acted.

He made a run for it, with the robber following behind.

He made it across the street to a tall electrical box and took cover until it was safe to come out, "I was just thinking about my kids. I didn't know if I should run, I was just thinking about my kids. "

The robber left the scene with a bag of cash that tellers handed him at gunpoint.

Police say he got into a white Chevy Impala and drove off.

A witness followed the suspect for a while, but police eventually lost sight of the suspect's vehicle.

Police and federal investigators are still looking for the suspect and are asking for the public's help. He is described as a white man, wearing dark clothing and a black hockey mask.

If you have any information, call the FBI hotline at (405)290-7770.

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