TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — A Trotwood business owner was shot moments after two men robbed his restaurant at gunpoint.
Trotwood Police say two black men wearing masks entered the Broadway Cafe on the corner of East Sherry Drive and North Broadway Avenue just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The men showed guns and demanded money.
As the suspects left the business, the owner confronted them outside. A struggle ensued and the owner was shot in the stomach. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where he is considered stable, according to Trotwood Police.
Police say it’s never a good idea to confront an armed robbery suspect.
“I definitely do not recommend that,” Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said. “I can understand someone’s frustrations, their hard-earned money being taken away by somebody who doesn’t deserve it.”
“But, in the big scheme of things I would say cherish your life more than material things,” Wilson said. “We can always recover material things, so i would say definitely do not put yourself in that situation.”
Police say the suspects escaped on foot, but may have run to a car and driven away. Detectives were on the scene after the shooting to interview witnesses and see if surveillance video from surrounding businesses would give them clues about the suspects.