OKLAHOMA CITY – Police need your help finding a dangerous suspect accused of a one-man crime spree.
Investigators say the alleged suspect is connected to nine robberies, eight of which happened in northwest Oklahoma City.
However, police say they are becoming concerned because they believe the crime spree is escalating, especially since five of those robberies happened in one day.
Most of the targets have been convenience stores, but officials say one fast food store and an individual were also robbed.
“He has no problem at all displaying that pistol, showing it to his victims,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Dressed in all black and wearing a ball cap, security cameras captured a clear picture of alleged robber in action.
In the video, you can see the man put money on the counter like he’s going to buy something.
He then motions to the clerk to keep quiet and pulls out a black semiautomatic handgun.
He waits as the clerk empties the cash register, something police say he’s done time and time again.
“He’s a serial robber at this point. There is a pattern of behavior. It’s not like this is a one time thing for him. It’s something he is engaging in daily,” said Knight.
Twenty minutes earlier on Monday, he hit another store.
In one case, customers were inside the store when it happened.
“Anyone who comes in the store, he puts them on the floor,” said Knight.
In the video from that robbery, you can see a male customer being told to lie face down as the alleged suspect gets money from the clerk.
So far, police say the alleged robber has not hurt anyone, but they’re worried he could.
“Anytime you walk into a store armed with a gun, that raises the odds of someone getting hurt or killed, and we want to catch him before that happens,” said Knight.
Investigators say the suspect is a black male described as being in his 20’s or 30’s.
It appears that he is blind in his right eye, or that eye is damaged.
He also wears one black glove while committing the robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.