Trail of money leads Oklahoma City police to armed robbery stash

Oklahoma City police are seeking two males who robbed the Family Dollar store at 1200 N Classen Blvd. The robbers dropped money as they fled on foot.
BY HANNAH COVINGTON hcovington@opubco.com Modified: July 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm •  Published: July 19, 2013

Oklahoma City police recovered most of the cash stolen from a Family Dollar store by following a money trail left by the fleeing robbers, according to a report released Friday.

Police received a call Sunday that two armed men in white masks were robbing the store at 1200 N Classen Blvd.

Store clerks told police two young males entered the store about 9 p.m., held workers at gunpoint and ordered them to open the store's safe.

The men took money from the upper part of the safe and the cash register. While a clerk was opening the bottom part of the safe, police arrived. The suspects fled out the back door of the store, dropping cash as they ran, police said.

Officers followed the men as they sprinted to a green Ford Mustang in a nearby parking lot. The pair tried to get in the car before continuing to flee on foot, according to the report.

As they ran, the masked robbers dropped money. Police followed the money trail through streets and fields. It led them to a freshly dug hole near NW 11 and N Shartel Avenue.

Officers found most of the money buried in the hole. They recovered $1,365, according to the report.

Two previous robbery attempts at the store were reported in the past two months.

The clerks described the suspects as young males — one about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build and the other about 6 feet 3 inches tall and slender. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.


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