Employees at Tulsa restaurant detain robbery suspect when he returns for job app

Robbery suspect accused of returning to Tulsa restaurant for job application

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Police arrested Korey Powell Saturday.
  • Powell is accused of robbing a Jack in the Box and Mid-K Beauty Supply store.
  • Police say employees recognized Powell when he returned to the Jack in the Box to pick up a job application.

Police say employees at an east Tulsa restaurant were able to stop a robbery suspect after he reportedly returned to the restaurant just hours after robbing it.

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Police say a man robbed a Jack in the Box near 41st and Garnett Saturday morning, implying he had a gun.

They say afterward he robbed a nearby Mid-K Beauty Supply around noon, where he allegedly told an employee and her young niece that he wanted cash, had a gun in his pocket and didn't want any trouble.

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When the man reportedly returned to the Jack in the Box to pick up a job application, employees recognized him and confronted him until officers showed up.

No one was injured.

Police later identified the suspect as Korey Powell.

Employees from the beauty supply store say this is the third time they've been targeted by thieves.