Police: Man high on crystal meth robs Family Dollar

Family Dollar 2601 East Third Street in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Ben Sisson)
Mug shot of Ronald Weaver (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Ronald Weaver (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police said a man who told them he was high on crystal meth robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint.

Police were called to the store at 2601 East Third Street Saturday before 5 p.m. on reports of an armed robbery.

When officers were driving to the scene, they spotted a man matching the description of the suspect. They said he dropped a gun as he was running in the area of East Second Street and Monmouth Street. Police caught up with Ronald Weaver, 33, and arrested him.

Officers went to the Family Dollar to talk with employees and witnesses about the incident. An employee told police she was working the register when a man with a blue bandana over his face walked into the store carrying a gun. She said he pointed a gun at her and demanded money. She told him she didn’t know how to open her drawer and called a manager to help. She told police she was afraid he was going to shoot her because he kept waving the gun and pointing it at her. After the manager got the register open, the man grabbed the cash and ran from the store.

When police caught up with Weaver and took him into custody, they said Weaver admitted he was high on crystal meth and had been awake for days. They said he had $76 in his pocket.

Weaver was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, obstructing official business, and a traffic warrant out of Huber Heights.

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