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citizen with handgun stops alleged Dayton store burglars

Postby M-Quigley » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:57 pm ... eSeSMcoHO/

Police: Citizen holds alleged attempted burglar suspects at gunpoint outside Dayton store

Police have confirmed one suspect did make entry into the Belmont Party Supply in Dayton Sunday morning before a man stopped them in the act at gunpoint.

One juvenile was arrested at the scene and taken to Juvenile Justice Center, said Sgt. Kyle B. Thomas of the Dayton Police Department.

It’s not clear yet if anything was taken from the store.

It’s not known if the suspect who fled the scene has been found. Detectives are currently investigating, said Thomas.

The man who held the suspects at gunpoint until police arrived also called the police and has not had any criminal charges filed against him, said Thomas.

Police were dispatched on a suspicious circumstance complaint outside the party supply store located at 2621 S. Smithville Rd. around 3 a.m., according to a Dayton police report.

The man had a pistol pointed at two males sitting on a curb in front of the business and one female sitting inside of a vehicle parked in front of it, the report stated.

When police arrived, they demanded the man put the gun on the ground.

“These guys were trying to rob this place,” the man told police while pointing the pistol at the alleged suspects.

The man then reportedly complied to officer’s orders and put the weapon on the ground. One male suspect fled the scene after the pistol was placed on the ground.

A K9 unit from Kettering was brought to the scene and attempted to track the male, according to the report.

Of course one of the suspects fled the scene after the cops showed up. He's not scared of the cops. He knows they aren't going to shoot him for running away.
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Re: citizen with handgun stops alleged Dayton store burglars

Postby WhyNot » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:21 am

''It’s not clear yet if anything was taken from the store.''

Perhaps toilet paper was taken. Most likely not the 1st thoughts to rob the store but once that metal (polymer? LoL) was pulled, should I say...necessary perhaps?
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Re: citizen with handgun stops alleged Dayton store burglars

Postby catfish86 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:24 pm

I was working in a rehab facility for teen males. There was a current events bulletin board which the clients were assigned areas (weather, news, world events, etc) to keep updated. I encouraged one of them, after he brought it up, to start putting several articles on guys shot and killed during robberies to hopefully get it in these guy's heads what can happen. The upper management nixed the idea...btw that supervisor who put his foot on the idea was sent to prison when he was found in possession of a murder victim's credit card (a friend gave it to him).
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