Three males are in custody following the armed robbery of a T-Mobile store in Miami Twp. and a crash of the suspect vehicle near the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
- The armed robbery was reported about 12:30 p.m.
- 4 males, armed and in masks, fled north on I-75 in a green sedan
- Police discovered it crashed off the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard ramp near UD Arena
- Police apprehended 3 males; They are looking for more suspects
Officers were dispatched to the store, 2004 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, about 12:30 p.m. after the robbery was reported, according to a prepared statement from Miami Twp. police.
Shortly after the robbery was reported, an officer spotted the suspect vehicle headed north on Interstate 75.
Officers followed the green sedan until it exited and crashed on the off-ramp to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.
Multiple people ran from the vehicle, prompting a search of an area that included the Love’s Travel Stop, Welcome Stadium and UD Arena. Dayton police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies, University of Dayton police and Five Rivers MetroParks officers all were involved in the search.
Police apprehended three males. Police scanner traffic indicates they were located near Edgemont Avenue, on the west side of I-75.
Police have not released the names or the approximate ages of those in custody.
The investigation is continuing and police said they are searching for other suspects.
Police also recovered stolen merchandise and other evidence strewn over a half-mile stretch north of the crash scene to a park behind the arena.
During the search, UD sent a campus-wide alert to students, faculty and staff notifying them of the investigation and asking that they stay clear of the area.
The university sent an additional alert shortly before 2 p.m. saying the police activity had ended.
Several boxes, both black and white with some pink labels that resembled cell phone boxes, were visible outside of the car.
Officers seized the car as evidence and had it towed to the police impound lot about 2:10 p.m.
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