2 gunpoint robberies of Dollar General stores in Dayton, Harrison Twp.

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.

Two gunpoint robberies of Dollar General stores within a half hour tonight may have been committed by the same suspect.

Dayton police were called around 7:20 p.m. to the store at 2228 N. Gettysburg Ave. There were five customers inside the store when the suspect -- described as a 5-foot-6 man with glasses wearing all dark clothing -- pointed a gun at a clerk before fleeing on foot, Dayton police Sgt. Ryan Halburnt said. It is unknown whether the suspect later got into a car, he said.

At 7:50 p.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 4580 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp. for an armed robbery. The suspect fled on foot behind the business, but a K-9 track did not lead to the suspect, Sgt. Janice Whittaker stated in a release.

Halburnt said detectives from both jurisdictions would work together to see whether the suspect is the same man.

Anyone with information is urged to call 937-333-STOP(7867).

UPDATE @ 8 p.m.

A second Dollar General store was robbed at gunpoint tonight, this one in Harrison Twp.

Deputies were called shortly before 8 p.m. to 4580 N. Main St. after a suspect pointed a gun at a cashier and fled with an unknown amount of money on foot. There may be a gold or tan vehicle connected to the suspect, according to initial reports.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20s wearing glasses and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

That is the same description of the suspect in the gunpoint robbery tonight at a Dollar General on North Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton.


Police were called tonight to Dollar General in Dayton after it was robbed at gunpoint.

The call came in around 7:20 p.m. at the store, 2228 N. Gettysburg Ave.

According to initial reports, the suspect showed a gun and was wearing glasses and a black hooded sweatshirt.

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