Police look for man who assaulted store employee during theft

(WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police were called to the scene of a robbery and assault at a Dayton Family Dollar around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.

According to a police report, when officers arrived at the store in the 2600 block of East Third Street they met with an employee who told them about a man who “always steals from the store.”

The employee told police she saw the man take five packs of t-shirts from a shelf and put the inside the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing.

The employee blocked the exit but the suspect punched her in the stomach twice and elbowed her in the back of the head. The employee was able to recover four of the packs of t-shirts.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, about 6-feet tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a Pittsburgh Steelers shirt with the number seven on it. He has a tattoo of a spider above his left eye.

The incident was caught on surveillance cameras and police are searching for a suspect.

There were other customers in the store at the time but no one else was injured according to a report on the incident.

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