Cricket Wireless employee says suspects tied him up, robbed store

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HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – UPDATE: The Montgomery County Sheriff said Thursday vehicle used in the Cricket store robbery has been located and arrest warrants have been issued.

Sheriff Rob Streck also said deputies are working to locate the suspects.


Deputies are looking for at least three suspects after two of them tied up a Cricket Wireless employee in Harrison Township and stole all the cell phones inside the store located off West Siebenthaler Avenue.

A woman who works at the bank next door called 911 after the employee freed himself and ran inside the bank for help.

Deputies say the two men fled out the back door of the business and were observed leaving the scene in a white, four-door sedan driven by a third suspect.

The suspects, authorities say, knew what they were doing.

“It appears that they have done this before. They look to have been experienced in this type of activity,” says Capt. David Parin of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The store clerk was shaken up but left uninjured.

It took the thieves about six minutes to clean out the store.

“It was a much more methodical and lengthy incident than what we’re used to in these types of incidents,” says Capt. Parin.

No one else was inside the store at the time of the robbery.

The first suspect is described as a white male wearing a black jacket, black pants, and black knit hat with a camouflaged baseball cap over the top of it. He showed the knife and was possibly also armed with a firearm.

The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a long, dark puffy coat with off-white fur around the collar and dark blue jeans. He showed a firearm during the incident.

The crime remains under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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