Man arrested after Dollar General robbed

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man was arrested following a robbery at a Dayton Dollar General.

It happened at the Dollar General store located at 445 Salem Avenue before 10 a.m. Sunday.

According to Dayton Police, a man walked into the store with a pellet gun and made off with the cash register drawer.

Mug shot of Patrick Brooks (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Patrick Brooks (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

Police caught up with the suspect a few blocks away at 5 Oaks Avenue and Richmond Avenue.

“They observed him still carrying the cash box and as he was carrying the cash box, change was dropping out. He saw the police, he dropped the cash box and continued to flee,” said Sgt. Creigee Coleman.

According to jail records, Patrick Brooks was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest. He is expected in court Monday.

Officers recovered the cash register drawer nearby.

No one was hurt. 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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