Oklahoma crime briefs, March 6

Oklahoma crime briefs, March 6
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014

In brief

Police seek OKC store robbers

Oklahoma City police are seeking two men who assaulted a convenience store clerk and stole the store’s cash register. Store clerk Abu Haque reported the robbery Feb. 26 at the RS Quick Stop, 4702 NW 23. Haque told police a man wearing a white-hooded sweatshirt asked to see a knife out of the display case on the counter and then grabbed him and put him in a head lock. Surveillance video from the store shows another man wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt come into the store and take the cash register and other items off the counter while Haque was restrained on the floor for more than a minute. Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crimestoppers at 235-7300.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Man pleads guilty in theft case

A former Kickapoo Tribe employee pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Oklahoma City federal court on Wednesday. Kyle Jay Gipp, 34, of Shawnee, managed the tribal credit cards used to pay for fuel for tribal vehicles and admitted to using a card to put more than $22,000 in fuel in his personal vehicles from January 2011 through the end of 2012, U.S. Attorney‘s spokesman Bob Troester said. Gipp faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 18.

MATT DINGER, STAFF WRITER


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