Thief robs elderly woman in broad daylight

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 9/18/2013 8:45 am Published: 9/17/2013 7:30 pm

A robber targeted an elderly woman as she was leaving a local check cashing store near 16th & Lewis. It happened at the Everyone's Cash store shortly after 1 p.m. on Sept. 11. 

The man was able to get away, but he left his image on camera.

Surveillance video obtained by FOX23 from the Tulsa Police Department shows an elderly lady at the counter. Next to her is a young man closely watching her every move. After a few minutes, he sticks out his arm and grabs the cash right out of her hand and then takes off out the door. The clerk wasn't able to chase after the robber because he was standing behind a glass partition.

FOX23 went back to the store early Tuesday afternoon to talk with customers about what happened. FOX23 found Kirstin Linn in the checkout line.

"I think that's ridiculous. I mean to take money from an old lady who just cashed her check is ridiculous," says Linn.

Another customer, Reneesha Jackson, has been coming to the store to do business for quite a while.

She couldn't believe the robber could be so brazen in the middle of the day.

"It's sad, I mean how desperate can you be to take money from an old lady? I'm pretty sure she was on a fixed income and you don't know what kind of debt he just put her in by taking money from her," says Jackson.

If you recognize the man or have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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WyoMoe - 9/18/2013 11:26 AM
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Welcome to Tulsa!!! Where getting Robbed, Beaten or Murdered is becoming common place. Are you next??
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