Woman threatened with knife, purse stolen

A woman's purse is reportedly stolen from her on Sunday in the parking lot of the Kroger on Smithville Road in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – While a woman was putting groceries in her vehicle on Sunday, she says a man stole her purse and threatened her, according to a Dayton police report.

It happened in the parking lot of the Kroger grocery store just before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Smithville Road in Dayton.

The woman reportedly called officers Sunday to report that while she was putting her purchases in her car, a man came up behind her and repeatedly called her “miss” and asked for money. When she ignored him, she told police that – seemingly out of nowhere – another man came up next to her with a knife and grabbed her purse and pulled away from her.

She attempted to hold on to her purse and the suspect reportedly told her, “that’s not a good idea,” according to the police report.

The suspect then reportedly poked her in the stomach with the knife and threatened to cut her. He then got into another vehicle in the parking lot and fled.

It is unclear whether the man calling her “miss” is involved in the robbery.

While the victim was giving her statement to the police, her credit card company called to tell her that her card had been used at Big Daddy’s Mini Mart and Gas on East Third Street in Dayton.

When officers went to the store to check on surveillance footage, the store was reportedly closed and there were no employees there to see if security cameras were operational.

No other details are available as of Thursday afternoon. If you  have any information, you’re asked to call Dayton police.

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