Police are looking for a former Braum's employee who is suspected of using a knife to rob a store in Oklahoma City of more than $3,000.
Oklahoma City police obtained an arrest warrant Wednesday for Andrew Marcus Washington, 18, on a complaint of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Washington is accused of walking into Braum's at 4335 NW 23 about 10:45 p.m. June 6 and robbing a store employee who was counting money, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The employee told police the robber held a very long kitchen knife with a black handle and made slashing motions with the knife while saying “Give me the money. I ain't playing!” the affidavit states.
The employee opened the safe and removed a deposit bag and three money trays containing $3,000 and four checks. The robber took the money along with cash from two tills totaling between $150 and $200, police reported.
The robber left through the back door, the employee told police. She saw a friend of Washington's looking in the windows of the store about 10 minutes before she was robbed, according to the affidavit.
She said the unidentified man never entered the store and left in a green Lexus car, police reported.
The employee told police the robber was wearing all-black clothing, including a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black pantyhose over his face. He was wearing white tennis shoes and had a glove on one hand, the affidavit states.
The employee told police she recognized the voice, the mannerisms and the build of the robber as being those of Washington, the affidavit states.
Washington was fired in May. The store manager said Washington was fired for poor performance and being suspected of stealing money.
According to the affidavit, another Braum's employee told police she was with Washington on the night of the robbery, and that he came by her apartment with two friends. The woman told police when the visitors learned she had been sent home early from work they looked at each other in a “suspicious” manner.
The employee said Washington and the others left about her apartment about 10:40 p.m., and that it takes only a couple of minutes to get to the store. She told police Washington was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt when he left her apartment, and they left in a green Jeep or SUV, police reported.