Laundry detergent bandit strikes again

Thief steals boxes of soap from Dayton store. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
Thief steals boxes of soap from Dayton store. (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton store was robbed for a third time Tuesday. The only item the suspect stole was laundry detergent.

A police report indicates officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Family Dollar in the 3200 block of West Siebenthaler Avenue around 2:00 a.m.

They arrived to find similar circumstances to the other break ins. The report says a man threw a brick through the window to gain access. He then stole three bottles of Gain laundry detergent and ran off.

This is the third break-in at the store since October 8. Police believe the same type of brick was used each time.

They are looking for a man in his 20s. He was possibly wearing gloves or had his shirt sleeves over his hands during the heist.

Call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867 if you have any information about the crimes. 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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