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Oklahoma City man is arrested in string of armed robberies

A 31-year-old man arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies also has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm •  Published: October 5, 2012

An Oklahoma City man who was being sought in the rape of a 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies, police said Friday.

Mario Rogers, 31, was arrested Thursday at a hotel in the area of Interstate 240 and S Western Avenue, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

As officers approached the hotel, Rogers got into his pickup and rammed two officers' patrol cars before getting out of the pickup and running, Wardlow said.

He tried to steal a car and was caught by officers. He was jailed on complaints of rape, lewd acts and robbery, she said.

Rogers is a suspect in more than 12 Oklahoma City armed robberies.

The robberies began Aug. 13 at the Ramada Inn at 7400 S May Ave. Since then, a man with a gun has robbed at least six more hotels, three convenience stores and two quick loan stores, according to Oklahoma City police reports.

The latest robbery was Monday at the Comfort Inn, 5704 Mosteller Drive, police reported. has disabled the comments for this article.