|Updated: 12/19/2013 2:57 pm
||Published: 12/19/2013 7:45 am
Tulsa police are searching for the culprits behind a string of armed robberies from midtown to south Tulsa.
Police said they targeted five people at four different locations overnight between 14th and 71st streets from Riverside to Lewis. Police said the victims are being chosen at random.
Capt. Mike Eckert says there were several different robberies in north Tulsa on Tuesday night and some of the descriptions of the robbers and the cars involved are similar to those involved in the string of robberies Wednesday night.
Police say whoever did these hit four different areas, most of them neighborhoods.
Officers say the robbers were looking for targets of opportunity, people doing normal things like getting out of their cars.
Police say the men pointed their guns at the victims then took their wallets, phones and purses. There were a total of five victims; no one was shot or seriously hurt, but EMSA did treat one person for a cut on the cheek.
Officers said the original suspect car was spotted in the 6000 block of S. Utica. Three men were inside the vehicle at the time, when they all jumped out. Police say they caught two and the third suspect turned himself in later in the 5100 block of S. Utica.
After questioning the suspects, robbery detectives realized the three men weren't actually the suspects or involved at all. Two of them were released, another was taken to jail on unrelated outstanding warrants, officers said.
But Eckert says they still believe whoever did this is connected to another string of armed robberies.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.