Odd robbery has new details


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 2/08 11:26 pm Published: 2/08 11:24 pm


An update on an odd robbery that we first told you about on FOX23 News Friday.

A man was ‘set-up’ by the woman he left a local bar with early Friday morning.

All new Saturday night, FOX23 talks exclusively with the victim himself.

FOX23 spent time with police Saturday to get the latest on the investigation.

Saturday night, one man is in jail for the robbery but two more including the woman the victim left with are still on the loose. The victim who asked us not to show his face or give his name tells me he wants them caught, but more than that, he just wants his stuff back.

"I do a full time job, a part time job and I am a full time student," said the victim.
This man works hard for what he has.

"They took away my wallet and I had a 1000 dollars in my wallet," he said.

Plus his TV, laptop, and car keys.

He says it all started with a trip to the bar and a conversation with a woman there.

"She came over to me and said 'can you buy me a drink?' I said, 'ok. Let me buy you a drink.' I bought her a drink. I bought her friend a drink," said the victim.

That's when he says she asked for a ride and then to go to his apartment.

"On the way I think she was texting and talking," said the victim.

Little did he know then, she was plotting.

Police say the woman was texting a man named Byron Long, telling him and one other where they were going.

Just minutes after the victim says they got to his apartment two men kicked in his door.

He was in his bedroom at the time.

The victim says one thief walked into his room, made him turn around so he couldn't see anything, and then made him get on the ground. That is when he says the thief put a gun to his head.

"From there I said 'you can get what you want but please forgive my life. My life is more precious than any other thing," the victim told FOX23.

That's when he saw the girl he welcomed into his home taking his stuff.

That image has stuck in his mind and has him warning others.

"Don’t help people you don't know."

A lesson he says he's learned the hard way.

The victim tells FOX23 it was fortunate that the woman involved left her cell phone behind.

That is how police say they caught Long. Byron Long is currently in jail on 140,000 dollars bond.

But the other two---are still on the run.

If you have any information on the crime please call the Tulsa Police Department.
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Mayor Maynot - 2/9/2014 7:33 AM
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Investigate Byron's apartment to see if there are any items that may be stolen.

Mayor Maynot - 2/9/2014 4:34 AM
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Do not take hos home from the bar.

Mayor Maynot - 2/9/2014 3:29 AM
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I'm sorry you got robbed sand all that but here is a hot tip: Do not run around with a thousand dollars in your wallet. That's just not smart.
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