Officers scuffle with shoplifting suspect

MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Miami Township police are working with loss prevention officers at the Dayton Mall to stop an accused shoplifter.

Investigators say a man was spotted trying to steal a robotic sweeper from J C Penny Friday.

You can see him struggling with officers on surveillance video in the parking lot before taking off in a pickup truck.

Police are now searching for him. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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