Man known for climbing a Tulsa tower arrested for bank robbery

VIDEO: One arrested after east Tulsa bank robbery

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Tulsa police arrested a man after a robbery call at a bank in east Tulsa.
  • Police told FOX23 William Sturdivant is in custody after robbing the Arvest Bank near 31st and Mingo.
  • Officers said the Sturdivant came to a home after the robbery near 31st and 89th East Avenue and called a taxi.
  • Police closed in on the taxi and arrested the Sturdivant.
  • Police said they found him with bags of cash when they arrested him.
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  • Several years ago Sturdivant climbed a transmission tower and stayed up there for several days.

A man known for climbing a Tulsa tower and staying for days is now suspected in a bank robbery.

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Police arrested WIlliam Sturdivant on Sept. 14th. He's suspected of robbing a bank at 31st and Mingo.

FOX23's Sara Hart went LIVE on Facebook from the scene:

FOX23 Sara Hart is LIVE in east Tulsa to give an update after police arrested a bank robbery suspect near 31st and Mingo. WATCH FOX23 News At Noon for more updates:

Posted by FOX23 News on Friday, September 14, 2018

Police said Sturdivant called a taxi from a nearby home after the robbery and that is how police found him.

Sturdivant climbed a Tulsa transmission tower several years ago and stayed up for several days, he talked to FOX23 about it:

FOX23 also asked Sturdivant about the robbery he's accused of doing:

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