An armed robber was caught on video stealing from an adult novelty store.
Police believe it is the same man who also held up two pizza restaurants in southwest Oklahoma City late October.
Police said, around 10 p.m. on October 26th, surveillance cameras at Christie’s Toy Box captured a moment of pure terror for a store clerk.
In the video, you see a man in a black hoodie with a bandana covering his face enter the store.
He throws up a gun, as he walks to the counter and demands money.
Frantically, the employee opens the register and hands over about $100 in cash and a box to put it in.
The man stuffs the box up his sweatshirt and turns around to leave but, before he slips out, he bends over to pick something up.
As soon as he walked out of the store, the clerk dialed 911 then called her manager Felicia Melton.
“She was extremely frantic, and I could barely understand what she was saying but, once she got it out, I rushed up here as quick as I could,” Melton said. “At first, it was panic for sure because, first and foremost, I was worried about my friend, my clerk’s safety.”
She was worried, because she too had been robbed before.
“It happened not too far from my own home,” Melton said. “It was very scary because, you know, I thought I was going to die.”
In the days following the robbery at Christie’s Toy Box, employees at a S.W. Oklahoma City Domino’s and Papa John’s also feared for their lives.
Police said the same man robbed them a gun point.
While detectives search for their suspect, those who have been targeted are sending a message.
“Everybody should be aware of what’s going on around them – no matter whether it be a business or walking to your house,” Melton said.
The clerk who was at Christie’s Toy Box when the store was robbed did not want to go on camera.
Over the phone, the expecting mother did tell NewsChannel 4 that she quit the job, because she was so shaken.
If you think you know who the man is in the video, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or text-a-tip to 405-415-5666.
You can remain anonymous and could be offered a cash reward.