Clerk Fires Shots At 3 Armed Robbers At Pawn Shop On Dayton Pike

Friday, April 20, 2012

A clerk fired shots at three armed robbers after a holdup at a pawn shop on Dayton Pike early Friday afternoon.

There was a search using a K-9 for the trio near the store, but they were able to get away with gold jewelry taken from the store.

The call of an  armed robbery in progress was reported to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 12:45 p.m. at the Mountain View Pawn & Jewelry, l5115 Dayton Pike.  A deputy was on the scene two minutes after the call was received.

The victim reported three suspects entered the store through a rear door.  One suspect, armed with a black semi-automatic pistol, struck him in the face, then forced him to the front of the store.  The other two robbers shattered two display cases and took an unknown amount of gold jewelry. 

One of the gunmen told the other two that he saw a customer pull into the lot and all three started running toward the rear door of the store.  As the suspects fled, the clerk was able to obtain a weapon and fired several shots.   It is unknown if any of the shots hit the robbers.

The three suspects fled into a wooded area at the rear of the business and deputies set up a perimeter to secure the area for a K-9 search.  The K-9 was able to pick up a scent which led to a roadway where it is believed the trio had a vehicle or were picked up by a vehicle.

The black male suspects are described as:

6’ to 6’ 2” 170-180 pounds,. early 20s wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, a blue LA Dodgers hat and a “LA” tattoo on his inner right forearm.

6’ to 6’2”, 200-220 pounds. mid-20’s to early 30s, wearing a blue T-shirt, baggy blue jeans and black tennis shoes

5’10" to 5’11”, 230 -240 pounds. mid-20s.  No clothing description, his hair was pulled back into a bun or roll with a sock or net around it. 

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is requesting anyone with information concerning the armed robbery to call 423 209-8940 or the Sheriff’s dispatcher at 423 622-0022.


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