• Technology helps Tulsa police track suspected robbers

    By: Tiffany Alaniz


    TULSA, Okla. - Police used cellphone GPS technology to track down suspects in a crime spree in east Tulsa.
    Raheem Scott, Donte Davis and Aurel Williams were booked into the Tulsa County Jail.
    Investigators told FOX23 Scott and Davis were responsible for three armed robberies against six people early Tuesday morning.

    They all happened near the Kum & Go at 21st and Sheridan.

    FOX23 got ahold of court documents and discovered police found items stolen during all of the robberies on the suspects. The first one happened at 2:36 a.m., the next one at 2:54 a.m. and the final one at 3:15 a.m.

    "They just kept going and going,” said Sgt. Brandon Watkins with Tulsa police.

    Police say Scott and Davis were on a brazen crime spree early Tuesday.

    “They were responding and then realized they were getting the same suspects over and over and over,” said Watkins.
    Officers worked quickly to stop the crimes.

    “If they are continuing to hit, we are just going to assume they aren't going to stop until they get caught,” he said.

    FOX23 dug into the arrest reports and uncovered in all three cases, Scott and Davis robbed the victims with a gun. Police say Williams was with the two  men.  They discovered she was carrying three bags of marijuana.

    After robbing the Kum & Go, police said the suspects robbed a female nearby, then four teen boys.
    “You get your peaks, you get your valleys and summer time is usually. It’s the Pike's Peak of robberies,” said Watkins.

    Police were able to track the suspect down using GPS technology off of the stolen phones.

    “Phones have so many capabilities now that it definitely aids in our investigation, whether it's GPS or other things that phones are capable of doing. It’s definitely been a boom to us,” said Watkins.

    All three suspects were booked into custody. The two men are each facing six  counts of armed robbery.  Davis and Scott also have previous felony convictions.

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