Armed robbers on the run in Tulsa

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Reported by: Janai Norman
Updated: 2/24 6:01 pm Published: 2/24 5:02 pm

TULSA, Okla. - Masked thieves are on the run after holding up two Tulsa restaurants at gunpoint on Sunday night.

Tulsa police showed FOX23 how they are trying to connect the cases.

Spaghetti Warehouse closes at 10 p.m. and that’s when police said two men walked in and pointed a gun at employees, while there could have still been customers on their way out.

“I didn’t know this was anything to worry about down here,” said Walt Dean, who was eating lunch in downtown Tulsa on Monday.

“It’s happened at other restaurants around town. Closing time is a normal time I would think for that kind of a crime,” he said.

An hour after that robbery, police said 2.3 miles away the Braum’s on Gilcrease Museum Road was closing at 11 p.m. when police said two masked men, armed with a gun, got away with money.

FOX23 talked to managers at both restaurants who said their employees are OK, but wouldn’t say much more.

Employees did tell FOX23 off camera that they are uneasy about the crimes. Dean is more optimistic.

“Crime’s everywhere. I used to think this was a rough part of town to come to, but nowadays I don’t give it a second thought,” he said.

He said the revitalization of downtown Tulsa helped make the area safer, and this incident won’t change that.

“With the ball park, with the greens, it’s definitely a plus, I wouldn’t hesitate to come back down, this won’t deter us from having lunch at all,” he said.

Right now, police are using video from Spaghetti Warehouse and Braum’s to try to track down the two robbers they think are responsible for both crimes.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/24/2014 6:02 PM
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What makes you think they didn't leave town.
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