Man pulls gun on would-be robbers

Circle K on Watervliet Ave. (Photo/WDTN)

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Three men apparently tried to rob the wrong man, but police say that didn’t deter them from trying again.

Police tell 2 NEWS three men with guns tried to rob a man inside the The Towne Laundry on Linden Ave. in Riverside around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. But the intended victim pulled out his own weapon, which he is licensed to carry. The man fired at the suspects, scaring them away.

While police were trying to track the suspects, a robbery was reported at the Sunoco on Wayne Ave. in Dayton. The suspects in that case were also three men wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.

Just before 12:30 a.m., the same men robbed the Circle K on Watervliet Ave.

Police are looking for a sliver 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan they believe the suspects were in when they hit the laundromat. They were on foot for the second and third robberies.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from each crime scene.

If you have any information that could help police identify them, call Crime Stoppers at (937) – 222-7867, 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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