The Edmond Sun

Local News

July 27, 2012

ER staffer detects ATM theft at Edmond hospital

A hospital staffer who observed a group of males attempting to steal an on-site ATM interrupted the activity and police officers arrested three of the would-be bandits, police said.

Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said at 2:55 a.m. Thursday officers responded to a call about an attempted burglary at OU Medical Center-Edmond, 1 S. Bryant Ave. The original call indicated five black males were trying to steal the ATM machine from the entrance of the hospital, Monroe said.

A hospital employee watching security cameras saw the men enter the south entrance of the hospital, Monroe said. One of the men was carrying a red dolly, and within seconds staff saw them attempting to carry the ATM out the south door, Monroe said.

OU Medical Center-Edmond spokeswoman Leslie Buford said the employee was an emergency room staff member who noticed suspicious activity on security cameras and called 911.

Buford said the hospital employs off-duty Edmond police officers as security guards so they responded within seconds.

The security officer ran toward that area of the hospital and saw four men running out the hospital doors, Monroe said. Hospital security saw a white van speeding away from the south entrance of the hospital, and two males running eastbound toward Bryant, Monroe said.

“When Edmond officers arrived they saw a white van sitting between the Walgreens and McDonald’s in a private drive,” Monroe said, referring to businesses located just south of the hospital along Second Street. “The van was not occupied.”

Monroe said the hospital security officer believes about 30 minutes before attempting to steal the ATM two of the men entered the emergency room admitting entrance of the hospital and walked through the hospital. Two of the men running from the scene matched the description of the two men seen earlier in the ER, Monroe said.

At around 3:38 a.m., officers were sitting with the van when a silver four-door car with three black males inside attempted to pull onto the private drive, Monroe said.

When the males saw the patrol cars sitting by the van the driver had a surprised look on his face, Monroe said. They immediately turned back onto Second Street and continued eastbound, she said.

Another Edmond officer made a traffic stop on the silver vehicle and three males were arrested from that traffic stop, Monroe said. Other suspects involved were still at large, she said.

Monroe said the suspects in custody are Taveon Deaunta Davis, 26, of Dallas, Paul LaRue McCoy, 27, of Dallas, and Kendrick Raynard Johnson, 27, of Dallas.

As of Friday afternoon, all three suspects were incarcerated in the county jail. Bond for each was set at $6,000, according to the Oklahoma County Jail.

Buford said OU Medical Center-Edmond is proud of its staff member for not only noticing suspicious activity but acting quickly to avert theft and a potentially dangerous situation.

“We are thankful Edmond police responded quickly to apprehend the individuals in question,” Buford said.

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