Three Oklahoma college students accused of armed robbery

Authorities say an Oklahoma City family was robbed at gunpoint in rural Logan County, where they went to purchase a Chevy pickup advertised on craigslist.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm •  Published: August 9, 2012

GUTHRIE — Three college students were arrested Tuesday and booked into the Logan County jail after an Oklahoma City family was robbed at gunpoint.

The family was robbed Saturday night in rural Logan County where they went to purchase a Chevy pickup advertised on craigslist, according to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation news release.

Authorities said Jorge Morales, his wife and three young children went to a house on a dead-end street to meet the seller. Two females with handguns and one male walked up to the vehicle. One woman demanded Morales give her the $3,500 cash he brought for the purchase of the pickup, according to the news release.

The three robbers got away with the cash and no one was hurt, the OSBI reported.

About the same time, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who lives nearby saw two females and one male get inside an abandoned vehicle parked on a rural road. The trooper stopped them and took note of the license tag number. The next day the trooper heard authorities were looking for three people who closely met the descriptions of the three he stopped.

A Logan County detective and OSBI agents tracked down the three suspects Tuesday night at a McDonald's in Stillwater and arrested Gabriel Barr, 23, and Rotesha Jackson, 19, on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Sylvia Lee, 22, was arrested on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. Jackson and Barr are students at Langston University.


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