The Bank of Oklahoma at 4324 SE 44 was robbed Thursday morning by two armed men, marking the second time in a week the bank was targeted, the FBI reports.
The robbers entered the bank about 9:25 a.m. with weapons drawn and yelled at the tellers to “put your hands up and give me the money,” the FBI reports.
The tellers put money in white plastic shopping bags being held by the robbers, who were last seen going eastbound on SE 44 in a stolen, white four-door Honda that was found near the bank, according to the report.
No one was injured in the robbery.
The robbers are described as:
A black male, in his early to mid-20s, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket, a bandanna covering the lower part of his face, and light colored sweatpants. He was carrying a dark-colored revolver.
A black male, standing 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds, with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, a bandanna covering the lower part of his face, and dark colored pants. He was carrying a dark-colored semi-automatic handgun.
The circumstances of the robbery and the general descriptions of the robbers are similar to those from a Jan. 18 robbery of the same bank, the FBI reported.
Pat Piper, executive vice president of consumer banking for BOK Financial, issued this statement:
“We train diligently for these situations, but nothing prepares us for the stark images released today. We are very protective of our employees, and with them, the safety of our clients is the number one priority every hour of every day.
“In response to today's events, full-time security now safeguards this location. We are increasing our significant investment in surveillance equipment to both deter future crimes, and ensure law enforcement has every possible image before and after a criminal enters our premises.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 290-7770. Callers can remain anonymous.
The Oklahoma Banker's Association offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and/or conviction of anyone who robs a member bank.