A K-9 unit unsuccessfully tracked the suspects.
“We must understand that these juveniles committing these crimes need to be stopped; we cannot allow a 79-year-old man to be assaulted … by these juveniles,” Coleman said. “We must correct this problem as a city as soon as possible.”
UPDATE @ 9:22 a.m.:
Police said a man in his 70s was robbed and assaulted by two juvenile males after the man pulled into the parking lot of the Estridge Market on Hoover Avenue.
According to investigators, the suspects took the man’s car keys after hitting him in the head. The suspects did not steal the victim’s vehicle and left the keys in the car, officers said.
The victim was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated for his injuries.
Dayton police have responded to the 4200 block of Hoover Avenue after receiving reports of a possible robbery in the area this morning.
The report was made around 8:45 a.m. and our crews on the scene have reported seeing a K-9 unit in the parking lot of a convenience store in the area.
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