Routine morning interrupted by robber

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A routine early morning took a terrifying turn for one woman robbed at knifepoint.

“As I’m coming back to the house I’m closing the door and I feel something on the other side of the door,” says the woman who didn’t want to be identified. “I’m thinking it’s just resistance from the mat.”

Instead it was a man on the other side of the door of her Dayton home, trying to force his way inside.

“After a couple seconds of tussling he pulled out a knife,” the woman says. “I let up.”

The man took off but not before grabbing a laptop, one the woman needs for school.

“Papers I have due, everything was on that computer and now it’s gone,” the woman says.

She says this is the sixth computer she’s had stolen from her, enough that now she has a camera system to catch the burglars who usually strike while she’s gone.

“It’s just the mental stress of having to rebuild everything because somebody wants to take,” she says.

The woman says you wouldn’t think that six in the morning would be a time when break-ins are a concern, but now she’s warning others to be on the lookout.

“Just be cautious and be aware of your surroundings,” she says. 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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