DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two juveniles were apprehended Wednesday in connection with the aggravated robbery of a pizza driver and a home invasion in which a resident was shot.
Around 11:50 pm on April 2, Dayton Police officers responded to reports of an aggravated burglary on Dwight Avenue.
The homeowner told police that he heard noises at his door and when he went to open it, he was shot by one of several suspects trying to break into the residence.
The man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Wednesday, officers were able to apprehend two juvenile suspects in connection with the crime.
The juveniles were also linked to the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver that occurred around 2:56 am on Mershon Avenue, where the driver was robbed of their vehicle and pizzas.
“Due to some fantastic leg work by officers, a link was established and two juvenile suspects were taken into custody,” said Lieutenant Jason Hall, Dayton’s Violent Crimes Bureau Commander.
Police are still looking for the delivery driver’s car. It is described as a black 2016 Mazda 3 Sport with Tennessee license plate number 5K68Z3.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to call the Dayton Police Department and (937) 333-COPS or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.
Hall said while the area they responded to does not have violent crimes, often, crime can happen in any neighborhood. To deter would-be criminals, he suggested homeowners keep the outside of their homes well-lit and ensure their door have view holes.
The investigation will be presented to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of charges.