Tulsa Woman Abducted at Gunpoint
Police are searching for a man who abducted and robbed a woman at gunpoint.The woman was checking on her elderly mother in the 4700 block of North Cincinnati Place when she was confronted by a man who appeared to be around 19-years-old, Officer Leland Ashley said.The man had a gun and forced the woman into her car and told her to drive to her home near East Pine Street and North Peoria Avenue.She entered the home and hit the panic button on her alarm. "That's what's smart on her part," said Corporal Larry Edwards with Tulsa Police.The man took money and jewelry. He had the woman at gunpoint in her garage. Police said the woman's husband had phoned a neighbor asking to check on her. The alarm also alerted the neighbor.Police said the neighbor saw the suspect holding the victim at gunpoint in the garage. The suspect robbed the neighbor then forced the woman back into her car. The neighbor followed behind them in another vehicle.The suspect eventually stopped and fled on foot near 46th Street North and Peoria Avenue. He had tossed the woman's keys and cell phone into weeds nearby. She was able to recover her phone and call for help."It's very unusual and, again, this could have been any one of us, and so we take things like this serious," Edwards said.Police are currently searching for the man. They said he is a black male between age 17 and 20. He is likely about 5'6 and weighs roughly 150 pounds. Police said he is likely wearing a brown and beige two-tone jacket with baggy jeans and white tennis shoes with a neon stripe.The woman was not physically injured, police said. However, she was upset from the encounter.Channel 8 spoke with another neighbor who said the neighborhood has become a less safe place over the past several years. Guillermo Giytan said thieves broke into his house about six months ago. He said they stole television sets and his children's clothes."I hope they can send some more you know police cars around here," Giytan said.