Execution of search warrant leads to arrest in Piqua convenience store robbery

Execution of search warrant leads to arrest in Piqua convenience store robbery
Steve Baker/Staff

PIQUA — (UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.): The occupant in a home police searched Tuesday afternoon led to his being arrested and jailed on a charge accusing him of robbing the Piqua Food Mart hours earlier, police said.

Seth Wiley, 34, remains in the Miami County Jail on the charge.

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Wiley was the occupant of a home on Cottage Avenue where Piqua police executed a search warrant. Police took him into custody on a warrant unrelated to the store robbery, but that changed after they questioned him, Deputy Chief Marty Grove said Tuesday night.

Seth Wiley (Courtesy/Miami County Jail)
Seth Wiley (Courtesy/Miami County Jail)

A police officer reportedly recognized Wiley after reviewing security video from the store, Grove said.

INITIAL REPORT

Police are investigating a robbery reported at a Piqua convenience store Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the Piqua Food Mart, at South Street and McKinley Avenue, about 8:20 a.m.

Police said the robber wore all black and implied he had a gun before leaving on foot. Evidence and clothing were recovered about two blocks away at the Pitsenbarger Sports Complex, officers said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Additional details were not available.