TULSA, Okla. — Police think they’ve identified a second person they believe to be involved in a recent string of robberies at local check-cashing stores.
Justus Murphy is accused in the December 5th at the Check into Cash at 51st and Memorial and breaking into a family member’s home and stealing guns on December 9th.
Tulsa police say they’ve investigated five similar robberies at check-cashing businesses since the beginning of November -- making one arrest before the December 5 robbery. Officers arrested a suspect in connection to three of the Tulsa robberies but have since dropped the charges.
On Wednesday, police captured Murphy thanks to the help of a security guard. Officials said Murphy tried to escape after allegedly shoplifting from a store, but the guard jumped onto the hood of his getaway car.
Police said the guard told them the suspect pulled out a gun, so he pulled his and fired into the car. No one was injured. The guard managed to tackle the suspect when he got out of the car and take him into custody.
FOX23 reporter Mariah Ellis spoke with the security guard on Thursday about what happened.
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