Police searching for man who robbed business at knife point

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Police need your help identifying a man who robbed a clothing store and threatened a store employee with a knife.

It happened Wednesday evening at Clothes Mentor in south Oklahoma City.

“As he came in the door he covered his face the entire time. He walked over to the register and did a little dialogue with the person on duty at the time,” Shalon Wilbanks, the store manager and owner, said.

The suspect then pulled out a knife, threatened the clerk, and demanded money from the cash register.

“She was very shaken up. She’s five months pregnant. So, she was thinking of herself and her child,” Wilbanks said.

“He looked nervous. He was looking around the store and so I think he was trying to evaluate his situation. That’s when I started getting nervous,” Raelyn Hawkins, an employee who was working that night, said.

The suspect got away with around $100 in cash but luckily no one got hurt.

“I thought we were going to die. I was pretty terrified,” Hawkins said.

Now, store managers are making some changes.

"We've enhanced security all around. We're going to have hired professionals on duty to protect our staff and our customers,” Wilbanks said.

Clothes Mentor is offering a $2,500 reward for anyone with information that might help lead authorities to the suspect.

If you have any information, call crime stoppers at (405)-235-7300


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