TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) - Trotwood police are investigating three crimes that happened within hours of one another late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
The first call was an attempted armed robbery at the One Stop Shop around 11:30 Tuesday night. Surveillance video captured a father and son not backing down to the suspects, who eventually fled the store empty handed. Trotwood police requested a K-9 unit to try and track the suspects. Both remain at large.
Less than an hour later, police and medics were dispatched to Wingate at Belle Meadows on reports of shots fired just after midnight Wednesday. The back door of an apartment had been shattered by bullets. Police said children were sleeping in the room and one child was cut by the glass. No one else was hurt. Police are still looking for who pulled the trigger and why.
Hours later, an alarm sounded at the Target on Shiloh Springs Road. Police said burglars threw a rock into a window to gain access into the store. Officers chased the suspects, teen boys, ages 14 and 16, and placed both under arrest. Investigators said the pair stole approximately $2,500 in electronics. Police believe they may be responsible for a similar unsolved crime at the same store last Spring.
Trotwood police Captain John Porter commended his force for stepping up despite a limited staff. Pay for all city employees has been rolled back by as much as 10% since 2009 in order to meet budget.
Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to contact Trotwood police.
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