Miami Valley officials ask for public’s help to catch serial robber

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A string of robberies around the Miami Valley has police on the hunt Friday.

Friday’s Crime Stoppers on 2NEWS is learning that one signature look has been seen in each robbery.

Officials told 2NEWS reporter Beairshelle Edmé that the man they are looking for gets in and out quickly and is always looking for quick cash.

But now, they believe he’s starting to get random and reckless.

Officials said one male suspect made his fifth and sixth robberies in both Miami Township and West Carrollton.

His first stop was around 12:30 a.m. Friday overnight at a Speedway Gas Station.

Police Chief Doug Woodard describes the scene and suspect as, “One male suspect walked into the Speedway. 6 foot tall about 170 pounds wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt around his face, demanded money from the clerk. Once he got the money, he fled the store on foot.”

K-9 units were dispatched to find the suspect, but officials believe he had a getaway car to make his next hit.

Shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, the suspect walked in with a handgun, demanding cash, at the Meijer gas station on Springboro Pike.

Officials said as these become more rampant, they believe the man is getting desperate.

When asked how local clerks should protect themselves, Chief Woodard said that, “we always recommend that you comply with whatever demands are made of you. If demands for the money are made then give the person or persons the money. Just do whatever’s asked of you.”

Officials also noted that people should trust their instincts; if something feels wrong call police immediately.

If you have any further information on these cases, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP(7867), or toll-free 1-800-637-5735.

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