‘Failure to communicate’ leads to aborted robbery at Tulsa QuikTrip

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Police say a failure to communicate lead to an aborted robbery at a north Tulsa QuitkTrip.

Police responded to the QT at Admiral and Memorial around 4 p.m. Thursday.

QT Security reported that a suspect with his face covered attempted to rob the store.

According to police, the suspect became frustrated that the clerk misunderstood his demands and grabbed merchandise.

QT Security told police that the suspect ran from the store and got on a bus that went south on Memorial Drive.

Patrol officers saw the bus as they got to the scene and began following it. The bus stopped at the bus stop at 1100 S. Memorial Dr. and the suspect got off the bus and surrendered to officers.

Police say the suspect, identified as Oscar Aleo Garcia, had been in the store earlier in the day without his disguise.

According to police, Garcia returned to the store, donned a jacket, and covered his face in handkerchiefs, sunglasses, and a hat pulled low.

He then allegedly placed a bag on the counter and demanded “small bills.”

Police say the shaken clerk thought Garcia had said Marlboros, with Garcia eventually settling on Marlboro 100s.

Garcia allegedly became frustrated in his inability to pull off the robbery and aborted the attempt.

They say he filled his bag with energy pills from a register display, paid for some Black and Mild cigars then ran from the store.

Garcia was arrested for attempted robbery AFCF, the commission of a gang crime AFCF, and wearing a mask while committing a felony.





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