Lakewood police are searching for a man who pistol-whipped another man and stole $2,500.
“It was a drug deal gone bad,” Lt. Chris Lawler said.
The robber ran into an apartment at Oak Terrace Apartments, 42 Thunderbird Parkway S, and a SWAT team was called out to surround the unit.
Although officers spoke with the robber on the phone at one point, the apartment was empty when police obtained a warrant and entered the unit.
No description of the man was immediately available but Lawler said police know who he is.