SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED: Gunmen rob AT&T store with numerous customers inside

Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 1:18 PM
Updated: Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

Video shows man pointing gun and putting customers against wall.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m. Sep 8

Miami Township Police have released surveillance footage from the AT&T store robbery on Wednesday. In the video you can see two masked men enter the store and immediately start moving customers to the side wall. Police are still searching for the suspects.  

UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.:

Miami Twp. police said between 10 and 15 customers were inside the AT&T store on Miamisburg Centerville Road when two masked men barged into the store and stole cellphones and cash from the business, according to police.

Two masked men enter store, point gun at customers and employees.

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“This was well planned out. They thought about it in advance,” said Miami Twp. Sgt. Paul Nienhaus.

Nienhaus said the suspects arrived in the front of the business between 12:30 and 1 p.m. and were dropped off by a driver of a silver Hyundai Sonata with Kentucky license plates.

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One of the suspects stayed in the lobby of the store, while the other suspect took employees to the back and had them fill a black bag with cellphones and cash, Nienhaus said.

“This is a little disturbing,” the sergeant said.

The suspects then exited out the rear of the store and were picked up by a second vehicle, which was described as a silver Chrysler 300. The vehicle sped off from the store and went west on Ohio 725.

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m.:

Witnesses said around 20 people were inside the AT&T store when two masked gunmen barged in and robbed the store on Miamisburg-Centerville Road this afternoon.

Officers responded to the business, 2427 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, around 1 p.m. after the men entered the store.

Witnesses said people laid on the ground and stood against the wall as the men took at least one employee to the back of the business.

Initial reports indicated at least one gun was held to the head of an employee of the store.

AT&T store robbed by armed and masked gunmen


The AT&T store on Miamisburg Centerville Road was robbed at gunpoint this afternoon, according to initial reports.

The robbery was reported around 1 p.m. and is said to involve multiple male suspects.

Initial reports indicated at least one gun was held to the head of an employee of the store.

The suspects are believed to have stolen cellphones from the business, 2427 Miamisburg Centerville.

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Warren County resident loses $2,000 in fake arrest scam: Sheriff’s office issues warning

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:31 PM

Nick Graham / Staff
Nick Graham / Staff

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a phone scam that cost one area resident about $2,000.

Sgt. Roy McGill said since Feb. 15, several residents who live inside and outside Warren County have received phone calls from someone identifying himself as a “Sgt. Corey Adams” of the sheriff’s office and telling them he has a warrant for their arrest.

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The fake deputy then tells the resident to purchase pre-paid debit cards from local retailers and subsequently requests the debit card numbers for payment, over the phone, to keep from being arrested on the warrant. McGill said at least one victim provided payment information and was scammed out of approximately $2,000.

McGill said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants citizens to be aware that they do not request payment for warrants over the phone. If anyone receives this type of call, they should hang up and contact their local police agency.

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1 dead in double stabbing at Massachusetts library

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.
Winchester Police Department
Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.(Winchester Police Department)

A 22-year-old woman is dead after a double stabbing Saturday at a public library in Massachusetts.

Winchester police tell Boston 25 News they were called to the Winchester Public Library just after 10:30 a.m.

When police arrived, they found a female and an elderly man both suffering from stab wounds, Boston25News reported.

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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the 22-year-old female was in the library sitting at a table when the suspect,  24-year-old Jeffrey Yao, approached her from behind and stabbed her with a 10-inch hunting knife.

She suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and upper torso and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Several people in the library ran to help the woman, including a 77-year-old man who also sustained stab wounds, Boston25News reported. He was taken to the hospital. 

Yao was arrested in connection with the stabbing. He is being held without bail and is facing murder and assault with intent to murder with a dangerous weapon charges.

Officials did not say if the stabbing was random or if Yao knew the victim. They are still investigating the stabbing - including the motive. 

The victim has not been identified.

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Florida man accused of burglary, sexual battery on sleeping woman, police say

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Lamarsh Shelly
Palm Beach County Jail
Lamarsh Shelly(Palm Beach County Jail)

Police arrested a Florida man Monday after he allegedly broke into a sleeping woman’s home and committed sexual battery.

Officers responded to an apartment in an undisclosed West Palm Beach neighborhood about 5 a.m.  Feb. 19 when a woman called and said she woke up to a man kneeling at the foot of her bed and touching her genital area, according to the arrest report.

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She told officers that she asked the man — who was later identified as 27-year-old Lamarsh Shelly — what he was doing in her house, and he said “your door was open,” the police report states.

According to the arrest report, Shelly then asked her if she wanted to have sex and asked her for a cigarette. She gave him a cigarette, and she demanded he leave the apartment. She told officers that she knew him from the neighborhood, and he went by the nickname “Honeycomb.”

The woman said Shelly was wearing a black shirt with tan pants, the Palm Beach Post reported. Officers then spoke to another witness who said that she saw Shelly outside of the apartment walking north while smoking a cigarette.

Officers located Shelly at 8th Street and Herietta Avenue, where he told officers, “I don’t burglarize and I don’t want sex,” the report states.

Shelly later admitted to officers that he walked into the apartment, opened the front door and saw the victim sleeping in her bed, the Palm Beach Post reported. He said that he made noises to wake her up to tell her that her front door was open, but did not mention touching her.

Police said children were sleeping in the apartment when the incident occurred.

Officers arrested Shelly on charges of sexual battery and burglary. He remains at the Palm Beach County jail on no bond, according to jail records.

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Police: Teen mother arrested, accused of killing newborn baby

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:08 PM

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A Texas teenage mother was arrested Friday, accused of killing her newborn child earlier this month, police said.

Erica Gomez, 17, is accused of stabbing her newborn child, wrapping the infant girl in a bathrobe and hiding the body in a storage shed at a home in the El Paso area, police said. The infant's body was found Feb. 9 by authorities, the El Paso Times reported. 

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The infant had a stab wound and cuts to the neck and body, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Gomez was charged with capital murder and is being held on $800,000 bond, according to records from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

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