Police searching for suspect in two carjackings

by: Eddie Randle Updated:

Tulsa Police Department
TULSA, Okla. —

Tulsa police are still searching for a man they say carjacked two people in east Tulsa.
 
The first happened just after 4 Friday morning at the Walmart near Admiral and Memorial. The second happened at a QuikTrip, near 31st and 169.
 
Police believe the same man car jacked both people.
 
A man told police, as he was leaving the store and getting in his car, he was approached by a man with gun who demanded his car keys.
 
“The victim did comply with him. The suspect did drive away in his vehicle,” said Cpl. RW Solomon with Tulsa police.
 
Police said the suspect took off in an unknown direction, but 15 minutes later.
 
“We discovered the vehicle was on the BA getting ready to get on highway 169 and the vehicle was engulfed in flames,” said Solomon.
 
But police told FOX23 they don't think the suspect intentionally started the fire.
 
“We believe it had caught fire as he was driving,” said Solomon.
 
Police searched for the suspect and they believe he got away by going into a nearby creek.
 
The man targeted another man at QuikTrip and with a gun on the man, jumped through the passenger window of his truck and demanded the driver get out.
 
Police said the suspect drove off in the truck.
 
Police told FOX23 they don't have tag information on the truck, which is making tracking down that suspect even more challenging.

If you have any information on this crime, please call crime stoppers at 918-596-COPS.