Big Muffler shop hit by burglars

Big Muffler at 829 North Keowee Street in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police believe they may know who broke into a Dayton auto shop.

Officials were called to the Big Muffler shop at 829 North Keowee Street Saturday on reports of a break-in during the overnight hours.

Police spoke with an employee who is the owner’s grandson.

Officers said someone broke the plyglass out of the front door and crawled through the opening. Once inside, the suspect stole a computer from the office.

The owner’s grandson said the owner received a call around 2 a.m. from a friend who claimed he had the computer. The friend said two men approached him when he returned home and asked if he wanted to buy a computer for $50. The friend said when he saw the owner’s name on the screen, he figured it was stolen and had bought the computer with the intention of returning it. The friend said he’s had work done at the auto shop before and recognized the owner’s name.

Police spoke with the man and said his story checked out. He returned the computer to the owner.

According to the owner’s grandson, two men who live near the area are suspected of stealing the computer and also breaking in and stealing welding tools last month.

No arrests have yet been made. 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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