‘Modern-day Bonnie & Clyde’ rob again

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Updated: 6/04/2013 9:52 pm Published: 6/04/2013 1:41 pm

The couple dubbed by police "a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde" are suspected of striking again in Tulsa.

"What this makes them is total idiots," said an alleged victim of the robbers.

On Tuesday morning, police believe the man robbed Tinker Federal Credit Union at Seventh and Main streets in downtown Tulsa.

"I think it's someone who knows they are going to get caught and doesn't really care and that makes it all the scarier,” said Tulsa Police Robbery Sgt. Brandon Watkins.

FOX23 News has been following the couple's heists since April, where they have police chasing down leads from four different robberies.

A TPD Robbery Sgt. told FOX23 they believe this is the same man suspected in a  series of 'Bonnie and Clyde' robberies.  FOX23 first reported those crimes  on April 30th  Tulsa clerk robbed, bound with duct tape and then on  May 29th:TPD: 'Modern day Bonnie & Clyde' hitting Tulsa stores.

A collage of surveillance photos that include a woman in the background who sometimes wears sunglasses and man either in a straw-typed fedora hat or black ball cap. The latest photo is caught during a bank robbery.

"Oh my God, you've got to be kidding me. That's him, a 100 percent that is him," said an alleged victim.
She did not want disclose her full name but goes by Fran. She is the couple's first alleged victim from the Cricket Wireless at 68th Street and South Peoria Road on April 29, where he put a gun to her head, forced her to the back room and bound her with duct tape.

"I know it's him," said Fran. "I know it's him."

Since the robbery at the South Tulsa Cricket Wireless, police have released surveillance photos from a West Tulsa Sonic. Robbery detectives say the man is smooth and they have received several tips but have they all have been ruled out.

"He's just cool. He walks in and he's one of those guys you would trust until he would put the gun to your head," said Tulsa Police Robbery Sgt. Brandon Watkins.

During the Sonic robbery, the woman is in the background and the man wore a black ball cap, pulled the employees hair and forced her to the back to get cash. He was also seen on surveillance photos robbing a cash-and-go type place at the Walmart on 81st and South Lewis Avenue.
On Tuesday, a bank robbery was committed that did not involve tying people up but police still call it bold.

"Extremely brazen," said Watkins.

Police hope the closeup photo of the man looking straight at the camera in the bank will get him caught.

"It's almost glamor shots for bank robbers," said Watkins.

Fran hopes the photos will encourage someone who recognizes the couple to turn them into police.

"It's about being responsible. These people are messing with our town and our people. We are a community. There is no reason for that," said Fran.

Police say the man talks like he is educated and articulate, and he dresses nicely. 

Watkins says other police departments have contacted them about the couple being a suspect in their crimes but they have ruled that out.

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Unwashed Mass - 6/5/2013 1:54 PM
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Bonnie and Clyde? The police spokesman must be on vacation.

kindagreywolf - 6/5/2013 8:17 AM
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OK people lets line the ones up that says, "I have a gun and I would shoot him". Where are all you open carry cowards that are afraid to shoot?

Mayor Maynot - 6/4/2013 5:42 PM
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Nice hat. Bonny's day off?
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