|Updated: 11/27/2013 6:33 pm
||Published: 11/27/2013 3:26 pm
Two men kicked down the door to an apartment and stole prescription pills from a disabled man.
Police said it happened in south Tulsa at the Tamarack Apartments, near 60th and Peoria Tuesday night.
Neighbors said the lights between the buildings aren't on at night, so it is pitch black. And they said many apartments are empty and unoccupied.
The robbers had bandanas across their faces and hoodies over their heads when they broke down one of the apartment doors.
"He's lying in bed, and here's someone breaking in," said Officer Leland Ashley, with the Tulsa police.
He said the 50-year old man was by himself inside.
"He gets in a confrontation with one of them and wrestles with him and gets pushed to the ground," said Ashley.
The man told police the robbers asked him right away for his prescription pills.
"For them to come in demanding prescriptions, it makes you think they knew something about him and knew he (had) prescription pills," he said.
They ran off with his medicine, debit and credit card and a fanny pack.
"These individuals had no regard for him whatsoever. Their intent was to go in there and commit a robbery, and that is what they did," he said.
Neighbors didn't want to talk on camera but feel for the man, who they say has a hard time walking.
"Some criminals just take it to a different level when it comes to violence against others," said Ashley.