DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police have taken three suspects into custody in connection with a cellphone store robbery Friday night.
Dayton Police at the scene told 2 NEWS that the suspects, all males, were wanted for a cellphone store robbery in Englewood. A Verizon employee was held at gunpoint as the suspects stole an unknown number of cellphones, tablets, and cash.
The suspects were spotted at the Fix or Cell store on Wayne Avenue. They were later caught hiding behind some homes on Clover Street.
James Hensley, a store manager at Fix or Cell, says the three males came into the store trying to cell 5 or 6 cellphones for cash. According to Hensley, the phones are valued at around $1,000 each.
He describes what he saw when police arrived on the scene.
“They took off running out the door when the cops pulled up. One ran around the corner, the other was laying on the ground and cops were pulling up with their guns drawn,” said Hensley.
Hensley says since they are a cellphone store that buys, sells and fixes expensive devices, they have plans in place to prevent getting entangled in stolen or counterfeit phones.
“We check…the black list and stuff like that to see if phones were stolen and [if they are] we don’t mess with [them],” said Hensley.
Police recovered magazines at the scene but are still looking for a gun that was possibly used in the robbery.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.