Tulsa Police Department
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An Oklahoma gas station employee wanted to leave work early, so he asked someone to rob his store, according to police.
Police responded to a robbery at a gas station convenience store in Tulsa on June 5.
Isaias Jones, the store clerk, allegedly told police that a masked man walked into the convenience store and handed him a note that read: "Give me all your money or I will shoot you." Jones reportedly told police that he complied with the thief and handed over the money from the store's cash register.
Tulsa Police Department identified the alleged robber as Steven Jones – no relation to the gas station clerk. The suspect was arrested on June 8. He admitted that he had robbed the store, but he claimed that his friend had invited him to rob the store.
Alyia Locke, a mutual friend of both men, allegedly asked Jones to rob the gas station store at the behest of the gas station worker.
The Tulsa Police Department said in a statement, "She confessed to setting up the robbery. Locke also provided text messages from Isaias Jones asking for someone to rob the store so he could leave early."
The store clerk was arrested and reportedly told detectives that he asked "Locke to find someone to rob the store because he was tired and wanted to go home," police said.
Isaias Jones purportedly paid Locke after the crime was committed.
Isaias Jones was charged with embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a felony. Steven Jones was charged with conspiracy to commit embezzlement and possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony. Alyia Locke was arrested for an outstanding warrant and could also face charges of embezzlement.
The Tulsa Police Department quipped, "Our human resources department, and likely every H.R. department in the world would like to advise people that this is not the recommended way to leave work early."
Both men were reportedly released on bond, but Locke remains in the Tulsa County Jail.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.