Two similar home-invasion robberies investigated
Tulsa police are investigating two home invasions that occurred Wednesday in north and northwest Tulsa.
Officers first responded to a report of three to five males with guns breaking into a home in the 2700 block of East Woodrow Place about 2:10 p.m. There they found two women with pieces of masking tape still around their wrists from when the intruders had bound their hands together, police said.
One woman told them she heard a knock at the door and recognized the person as someone who was previously interested in buying a trailer. When she opened the door, a large man appeared and pointed a gun at her forehead, telling her to go back into the house, she said.
Three males entered the house while two others waited outside. The victim said the three dragged her and her sister around the house looking for drugs and money before taking some personal items and fleeing, according to police.
Officers were called to the 1700 block of West Latimer Place shortly before 9 p.m. and were told four teenagers had forced their way inside a home and held a man and woman at gunpoint. The couple's son reportedly ran outside through a back door and escaped despite being chased by one of the teens. The son called the police from a friend's house.
The couple said the intruders eventually left the house after taking one of the victim's cellphones.
Anyone with information may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 918-596COPS (2677), online at p3tips.com/918 or through the Tulsa Tips app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play or iTunes stores.