Dayton Police investigating attempted robbery at Dollar Tree

Dayton Police investigating robbery at Dollar Tree on Wayne Ave. (WDTN PhotoDarren King)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man threatened to shoot a Dollar Tree employee in Dayton Sunday evening.

The alleged robbery happened at 1905 Wayne Ave. around 6:45 p.m.

Officials say a man walked in and loaded a bag full of items. He then demanded cash from the register, threatening to shoot the employee. The suspect then dropped the bag of items after the employee said they could not open the register.

Police are looking for a man with tattoos on his neck who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and jeans. They brought in a K-9  unit, but the suspect got away.

Officials aren’t saying how much money if any was taken.

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