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Police arrest man accused of three armed robberies

Oklahoma City police arrested Korean Washington, 22, as a suspect in three armed robberies Tuesday — one in Edmond and two in Oklahoma City.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: August 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm •  Published: August 6, 2013
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Oklahoma City police arrested a man accused of robbing three metro businesses Tuesday morning.

Edmond and Oklahoma City police officers worked together after similar crimes were reported, Edmond police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.

The armed robberies started about 7:15 a.m. at Walmart Superstore, 1225 W Interstate 35 Frontage Road in Edmond, Monroe said.

The man went to electronics section and asked to see an iPad from the locked case. He took two iPads, and when approached by an employee, pulled a gun and left the store, she said.

The second robbery occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a Target near SW 44 and Western Avenue, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

The third robbery occurred about 9:30 a.m. at RadioShack, 1841 Belle Isle Blvd. The items stolen in the Oklahoma City robberies also were electronics, Wardlow said.

Korean Washington, 22, was arrested about 10 a.m. at the Oxford Inn, 5301 N Lincoln Blvd., by officers following leads in the robberies, Wardlow said.

Washington was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of robbery with a firearm, and his bail was set at $80,000, jail officials said. He had been released from the jail Sunday on other complaints, officials said.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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