UPDATE @ 6 p.m. (Oct. 5):
Dayton police turned to social media today ask for the public’s help to identify the three pipe-wielding suspects in masks early Tuesday when they robbed a Speedway station on Huffman Avenue.
Police posted a couple more surveillance images of the suspects on its Twitter account today from the 4:30 a.m. robbery. Anyone with information is urged to call 937-222-STOP(7867).
UPDATE @ 3:07 p.m. (Oct. 4):
Police have released surveillance images from the robbery at Speedway this morning, where the robbers were wearing masks.
Anyone with information on the robbery can contact Crime Stopper at 222-STOP.
UPDATE @ 7:07 a.m.
The three masked men were armed with PVC pipes and threatened the clerk, according to Sgt. Randy Beane, with the Dayton Police Department.
The men were wearing a clown mask, a surgical mask and a Guy Fawkes mask.
They stole about $145 cash from the register and fled on foot. A K9’s track was unsuccessful, due to the amount of people coming in and out of the Speedway, Beane said.
The clerk was not injured, Beane said.
The men were wearing dark colored hoodies and were totally covered up, Beane said.
“We don’t even know their race at this time,” he said.
Beane said around Halloween, more crimes are committed by people dressed up in costumes.
He said if you decide to wear a mask for Halloween, “just obey the law. Don’t do anything suspicious, like creep around somebody’s house.”
“A lot of people have a fear of clowns for some reason,” Beane said. “Don’t be coming up on people and acting aggressive, then there should be no problem with wearing a Halloween clown mask or any other mask.”
Beane said the department has received numerous prank calls about clowns, but they haven’t made contact with anyone wearing a clown mask.
“It seems like people are having more fun with it than anything else because we haven’t really found any clowns doing anything illegal,” Beane said.
UPDATE @ 5:45 a.m.
The three masked men were carrying lead fence posts and were able to get away with everything in the cash register, according to officials on scene.
They fled on foot, and a K9 was unable to track them.
The men were wearing a clown mask, a Frankenstein mask and a Guy Fawkes mask.
Three men, two of which wearing clown masks, have reportedly robbed the Speedway on Huffman Avenue.
Dayton police were dispatched to the convenience store at 1553 Huffman Avenue at 4:33 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a panic alarm from the business.
Police scanner traffic indicates three men held up the store, two of which were wearing clown masks. The third reported suspect was wearing a surgical mask, according to initial reports.
It was unknown what the robbers were able to get away with and it was unknown if they were carrying weapons.
No injuries were initially reported.
We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information is available.
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