Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ex Employee Charged with Robbing Norman Subway

5/26/07 -- OKC, OK - Here's a tip, if you're gonna rob a Subway sandwich shop, don't rob the one you recently worked at - your fellow employees may just recognize your voice.

According to police, around 11pm on May 14th, two men walked into the Subway at 2339 West Main in Norman.

The first man, described as a black male, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna covering his face. He also had a towel wrapped around what he claimed was a gun. The other man, described as a Mexican male.

The two men reportedly forced the cashier to open the safe and give them its contents (approx. $550).

The entire robbery was captured on surveillance cameras equipped with an audio recording feature.

When the tape was played back, a Subway district manager recognized the black male's voice.

The robber was identified as Dante Thomas Kennybrew, 25, a former Subway employee.

When questioned by police, Kennybrew allegedly confessed to the robbery and wasted no time trying to hang the entire robbery on his accomplice, Vicente "Vincent" Batrez Jr., 19 of Norman.

According to police, Kennybrew claimed the robbery idea was Batrez's and that he didn't keep any of the money and that he did not have a gun or any other weapon under the towel he had wrapped around his hand.

When confronted at his apartment by police, Batrez allegedly admitted to his participation but said he split the stolen loot with Kennybrew and that Kennybrew had a hand drill concealed to look like a gun under the towel during the robbery.

Kennybrew was charged with felony robbery by force and fear on the 18th.

Batrez was charged the same day with the same felony crime.

Bond has been set at $25,000 for both men.

UPDATE: On 11/19/07 Kennybrew pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-years in prison. On 10/15/07 Batrez was sentenced to 12-years in prison with all but first 6-years suspended. Batrez's mug shot and prison record can been found here.

1 comment:

Stef said...

I've been reading your blog for only a short time, but it is quite entertaining. Perhaps you could rename it "Law, Disorder and Stupidity-- Okie Style", because Oklahoma isn't the only state with dumb criminals.

Keep up the good work! :)