• Suspect accused of beating, robbing woman when she tried to help him outside Tulsa store

    By: Sara Whaley


    Story Highlights

    • Police say a man walked up to a woman outside a QuikTrip and asked for money, but when she pulled out her wallet, the suspect reportedly robbed her.
    • The suspect reportedly took off in a white vehicle with a woman.
    • Police are working to identify the suspect.

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police are looking to identify the person they say beat up a woman and robbed her when she was trying to help him.

    Police say the man walked up to victim outside the QuikTrip near I-44 and Peoria on December 17, claimed to be down on his luck and asked for money.

    Police say when the woman went to get her wallet, the suspect punched her in the face and stole her stuff.

    Detectives say they want to identify the suspect quickly before he tries to repeat the stunt on someone else.

    Police say after the robbery, the suspect got into the car with a woman, and they drove away in a white SUV.

    Officials from QuikTrip released a statement in reference to the crime:

    "It is unfortunate that someone trying to help their fellow citizen, ends up being a victim. We are pleased that our surveillance video will assist law enforcement in apprehending the individual."

    If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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