UPDATE: Armed suspects who try to steal Dodge Chargers in Dayton, near Fairborn in custody

Two young men with a rifle who tried to steal Dodge Chargers one morning late last month in Dayton and in Bath Twp. near Fairborn have been identified and are in custody, Dayton police announced Tuesday.

“We believe these two may be responsible for other crimes in Dayton and surrounding communities,” said Dayton police Maj. Brian Johns said previously.

Dayton police asked for the public’s help on Sept. 29 to identify the pair.

The case in Dayton happened around 2 a.m. Sept. 26 off East Third Street on the east side of the city.

“While trying to steal the vehicle we have video surveillance, which shows one of the individuals there at the scene armed with an assault rifle with a large magazine out of it,” Johns said.

Security video also captured the pair that same morning in Bath Twp.

“There also was a Dodge Charger that they tried to steal, these same suspects,” he said.

Police recovered the blue Nissan the suspects arrived and left in during the Dayton incident.

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