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Employee arrested in holdup at Midwest City Braum's store

Kristoffer Chamberlain, 19, of Midwest City, was arrested on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with an Aug. 4 holdup of a Midwest City Braum's store.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: August 20, 2010 at 1:37 am •  Published: August 20, 2010
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— A Braum's employee who was recognized by his co-workers during an early-morning robbery was arrested Tuesday when he went to pick up his paycheck.

Kristoffer Chamberlain, 19, of Midwest City, was arrested on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with an Aug. 4 holdup with a kitchen knife.

Store employees told detectives the robber's voice, build and mannerisms reminded them of Chamberlain, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by Midwest City police. A detective later found a hoodie matching the one used in the robbery in the trash can at the house where Chamberlain lived.

The employees said they were opening the Braum's at 9020 NE 23 about 5 a.m. when the robber walked in wearing what they said was a black hoodie, black gloves and a black ski mask and a black-handled kitchen knife.

A surveillance video shows the hoodie was actually gray, the affidavit states. A black-handled kitchen knife was missing from a set of knives in the house where Chamberlain lived with his girlfriend and her parents, police said.

The parents told police they had been trying to get their daughter and Chamberlain to move out of their house and had given them until Aug. 6 to leave or they were going to call police.

Chamberlain was arrested when he went to the store to pick up a paycheck and was taken to the Midwest City jail where he was being held today without bail, police said.

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