Man escapes attempted armed robbery in parking lot


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A victim escaped after two suspects tried to rob him in a Dayton parking lot.

According to the victim, he was coming from the Life Skills Center on North Main Street Friday after 2 p.m. when he noticed two men heading his direction. He said when he walked east across North Main Street into the parking lot next to the phone store, the two men followed him. The victim told police one of the suspects approached him with a gun and demanded his cell phone.

The victim took off running behind the phone store and heard one of the men fire a shot.

The victim was not hit by the gunfire.

Police said both suspects fled the scene in opposite directions.

Officers recovered one small caliber bullet casing from the scene.

Police are still investigating. 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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