Officers say Taveon Deaunta Davis, 26, Paul LaRue McCoy, 27, and Kendrick Raynard Johnson, 27, attempted to steal an ATM machine near the entrance of the OU Medical Center-Edmond at 1 South Bryant at 2:55 a.m. Thursday.
A hospital security officer was watching security cameras and saw the men enter the south entrance of the hospital, according to police. One of the men was carrying a red dolly. Within seconds, security saw the man attempting to carry the ATM out the south door, officers said. The security officer ran toward the area and told police he saw four men running out the hospital doors.
Security personnel then saw a white van speeding away from the south entrance of the hospital and two men running eastbound toward Bryant, according to police. When Edmond officers arrived they saw a white van sitting between a Walgreens and McDonalds in a private drive. The van was not occupied.
The hospital security officer believes about 30 minutes before attempting to steal the ATM that two of the suspects 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, according to police.
At around 3:38 a.m. officers were sitting with the van when a silver four-door car with three black men inside attempted to pull onto the private drive. When the three men saw the patrol cars sitting by the van the driver, who officers said appeared surprised, immediately turned back onto 2nd Street and continued eastbound.
Another Edmond officer made a traffic stop on the silver vehicle and Davis, McCoy and Johnson were arrested. Officers are still investigating the incident and say other perpetrators remain at large.