HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were led on a chase Wednesday morning after a reported armed robbery.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported that around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a business in the 3900 block of Salem Avenue on a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the owner of the business and an associate confronted two suspects in a truck who they believed had auto parts stolen from the business.

The suspects rapidly fled the lot, allegedly almost striking the owner and associate.

The sheriff’s office reported that the associate fired several shots at the vehicle as he was reportedly “in fear for his safety.”

According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, deputies chased the vehicle, but it got away.