NORMAN — On February 28th, 2014 at approximately 1230 a.m. the Norman Police Department was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred. A vehicle occupied only by the driver stopped at a central Norman location for a red light. While he was stopped for the red light a black male approached the vehicle, opened the driver’s door, pointed a firearm at him, and demanded his money. There were two other black males with the black male that pointed the firearm. The driver gave them his cash and all three fled on foot from the location. Officers responded to the scene and canvased the area but were unable to locate the suspects. No one was physically injured during the incident.
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