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Man charged in southwest Oklahoma City bank robbery

Antonio McClendon, 27, of Oklahoma City, is charged with robbing First Fidelity Bank, 700 SW 29, federal officials say.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm •  Published: April 26, 2013
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An Oklahoma City man arrested after a bank robbery Thursday was charged with the crime Friday, federal authorities said.

Joshua Antonio McClendon, 27, is charged with robbing First Fidelity Bank, 700 SW 29, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

McClendon entered the bank about 4:20 p.m. Thursday armed with a pistol, jumped behind the counter, put cash into a bag and fled on foot, according to the criminal complaint.

An 8-year-old boy playing outside pointed an Oklahoma City police officer in the direction of a detached garage at SW 28 and Olie Avenue. The officer approached the house as McClendon was leaving and arrested him after a brief chase, according to the complaint.

Investigators found clothes, a black air-soft pellet gun, a black bandanna and the money from the robbery inside the garage.

McClendon pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2010 and to possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony in 2008.

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