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Update: Man charged for bank bomb threat, robbery
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Update: Man charged for bank bomb threat, robbery

Update: Man charged for bank bomb threat, robbery

Update: Man charged for bank bomb threat, robbery

Updating a story about a man accused of robbing an IBC Bank near East 96th and North Garnett on August 11. 

Tulsa County court records show Steven Auten was charged on Friday with robbery by force or fear. 

He's said to have handed an employee a note stating there was a bomb inside the bank.  No explosive device was ever located.

 


 

Update:  Owasso police didn't have to wait long for a tip to come in after they released photos of a bank robbery captured by a security camera.

A Tulsa County deputy thought he recognized the man in the photos, and called them.

A man who claimed he had a bomb in a bag robbed the IBC branch in Owasso Saturday afternoon about 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, the deputy called OPD to say he recognized the subject of the photos.

He contacted the man, Steven Auten, and arranged a meeting

At that point, Owasso Police Chief Scott Chambless told KRMG, his detectives took over the investigation.

Auten reportedly turned himself in early Monday morning and was arrested on a complaint of armed robbery.

The FBI will likely add federal charges as the investigation moves forward, he says.

 


 

Original: It wasn't your typical bank robbery Saturday afternoon.

We've learned a man walked into an Owasso IBC Bank, and handed an employee a note reading a bomb in the building would be detonated, if he wasn't given cash. 

Police say the suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank near 96th Street North and Garnett. 

The bank was then evacuated and a bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the scene.  No explosive device was ever found.

Officers describe the suspect as a white male, with dark facial hair, and a stocky build.  He was said to be wearing sunglasses, a hat, and a blue or gray long-sleeve shirt. 

The FBI and Owasso police are investigating the robbery.

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