Co-worker helps stop robbery
|Updated: 8/30/2012 1:35 pm
||Published: 8/30/2012 1:14 pm
Tulsa police arrested a man they say tried to rob a woman while she was on a break from work.
Police say the victim told them she was on a smoke break just before 3 on Thursday morning at Bama Pie near 11th and Harvard. She says the suspect walked up to her and asked for a cigarette. She told police she gave him a cigarette and then turned to walk away and that’s when he grabbed her and tried to grab her cell phone.
The victim says one of her co-workers saw what was happening and came out to help her and the suspect ran away. Security officers at Bama Pie chased the suspect but could not find him.
Police used a K9 officer to find the suspect hiding in nearby bushes. Matthew Steeves was arrested for robbery by force and resisting arrest.
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