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Man apologized before trying to rob women at a Tulsa theater

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Updated: 11/26/2013 6:31 pm Published: 11/26/2013 4:49 pm

A gunman demanded purses from two women as they headed into a movie on Sunday.

The women were able to get away by running inside the AMC Theater near 41st and Yale.

Police said the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a car and first asked for directions.

They said he then actually apologized for what he was about to do. He showed them a gun and told the woman to hand over their wallets and purses.

Dixie Huber said it's easy to let your guard down.

"You really forget and get complacent," she said.

On Sunday, the two women were fortunate to get away from the armed man.

"I would probably be in shock and it would take me a few minutes to find someone to help me," she said.

Officers said the man was with three other people in a 2006 Pontiac Grand Am.

The women ran inside the movie theater.

"They did what they thought was best for them," said Officer Leland Ashley, with Tulsa police.

He said it's not usual for a robber to be nicer during this time of year.

"We've seen armed robbers in the past especially in the holiday season that say I'm doing this for my family. Maybe it was his way of putting him at ease before he was about to take their property," he said.

Police said the women aren't 100 percent if it was a real gun, but they weren't going to wait around in the parking lot and find out.

Police believe the man who threatened the women was in his late teens or early 20s.

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karlschneider - 11/27/2013 10:39 AM
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No physical description of the thug...we all know what that means.

WyoMoe - 11/27/2013 8:36 AM
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I wonder what would have happened if the 2 ladies had been armed and trained? Probably 1 less bad guy to worry about!

Mayor Maynot - 11/26/2013 6:25 PM
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In training :-| that's really stupid to do that kind of thing in a group. Now they all go down for armed robbery.
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