Sheriff searches for two armed robbers, possible gang members

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CHOCTAW, Okla. - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office thinks two males, possibly as young as 15, are responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store in rural Choctaw.

Saturday night, around 9 p.m., surveillance video shows the two men throwing open the door of Mike's Corner Market and demanding cash from the clerk at gunpoint.

"It's really amazing no one got hurt in this whole situation just by the way they were wildly swinging their guns around," said Mark Opgrande, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "One of those guns could have easily gone off. You can tell the clerk is complying, opening the cash register for them, and they're just wildly grabbing at any money they could to get out of there."

The two got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, jumping into a mid-2000s model, white Chevy pickup truck. There may be a spare tire on the driver's side.

Now, the sheriff's office is asking for the public's help to find the two men and their getaway driver.

Opgrande said they are likely between 15-21 years of age and, based on their clothing and gait, deputies think the two may be members of the Crips gang.

"We're trying to get people to focus on the clothes they're wearing, the shoes, the way they're walking," Opgrande said.

Opgrande notes the blue-colored clothing and the words on one man's sweater may point to gang activity.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's investigators at 405-713-1017. You may remain anonymous.

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