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Two suspects caught on camera robbing, tackling store clerk

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police are asking for help catching a pair of alleged crooks caught on camera roughing up and robbing a convenience store clerk.

Authorities say the crime happened last week at a small convenience store along N.W. 23rd St.

“You see the clerk is basically under attack,” said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.

With the clerk fighting for his life on the floor, a second suspect strolls inside and rips the entire cash register off the shelf.

“The second guy took my cash register, the whole thing,” recalls the clerk who asked not to be identified.

The store clerk says being put in a choke hold inside his own store may have been the scariest moment of his entire life.

“I’ve never faced this situation before,” said the clerk.  “This is the first time in my life.  I’ve never seen that type of incident.”

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Sticky-fingered suspect allegedly stole jewelry worth thousands

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they are looking for an alleged sticky-fingered suspect who is accused of stealing jewelry from two separate stores on the same day.

On Tuesday, officers were called to Kohls after workers reported the theft of a $9,000 gold ring.

According to the police affidavit, workers say a man walked up to the jewelry counter and asked to hold the ring.

When it was handed to him, the man allegedly ran out of the store.

A short time later, authorities were called to JC Penney at Penn Square Mall for a similar crime.

According to the police report, a man asked an associate at the jewelry counter to see a diamond ring that was worth about $3,800.

After getting the ring, the man allegedly sprinted through the store to the doors.

The suspect is described as a white man, standing about 6-feet-tall, weighing 190 pounds with a medium build.

Fast Food Fail: Alleged car thieves caught on camera in drive-thru

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police are on the hunt for a classic car.

Police say over the weekend, a crook ransacked a home on the city’s southwest side and stole a rare 1968 Chevy Camaro.

The stolen Camaro is valued at least 85 thousand dollars, but the owner says it’s worth a lot more than that in memories.

“It’s a 1968 Camaro.  There are not too many of them and this one was mine,” said the owner Billy Hare.  “It was special.”

Billy Hare owns several Camaros from the 1960′s, but the missing car he personally rebuilt by hand with his son-in-law.

“It has a lot of value both monetarily and sentimentally,” said Hare. “I started from scratch with it and rebuilt it with all new parts into a new car.”

The suspect also stole Hare’s Cadillac Escalade.

Police seeking information after business taken to cleaners

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they want to speak to a man who may know something about a burglary at a car cleaning business.

On Feb. 16, officers were called to Red Carpet, located in the 6400 block of N. May, after employees reported money missing from the office.

Authorities say an office drawer had been pried open and cash taken.

Surveillance cameras captured a man walking around the office around the time of the burglary.

If you have any information on the crime, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.

Suspect on loose after chase ends with fiery crash into Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a suspect on the run after a chase in a stolen car ended in a fiery crash overnight.

Officials said a Nichols Hills police officer noticed people inside a car parked near northwest 63rd St. ducked down when he looked in their direction.

When the officer pulled up behind the car the driver sped off leading police on a short chase.

The chase ended with the car plowing through a fence and slamming into a house near N.W. 44th and Villa in Oklahoma City.

The car caught fire and two men inside the car ran.

Fire crews put out the fire before it spread to the house where a woman was sleeping inside.

She was not injured.

Officials caught one of the suspects but the other is still at large.

If you have any information officials would like to speak with you.

You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.

Oklahoma City mother accused of neglecting kids while receiving state childcare funds

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City mother is accused of neglecting her children by forcing them to live in filth.

At the same time, the suspect admitted to receiving thousands of dollars from the state to take care of her kids.

This all came to light Monday night.

That’s when two kids, a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old, were found wandering near the Oklahoma River.

The boys told police their adopted mother forced them to live in terrible conditions on  taxpayers’ money.

Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “The officer noted in the report that there were horrible, horrible living conditions.”

According to the police report, in addition to no running water, the toilet and bathtub were filled with human feces.

Also, the home had no food in the cabinets and only a mold infested fridge