Juveniles sought after man, 79, robbed outside Dayton store

UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m.

Dayton police Sgt. Creigee Coleman said the two juveniles in this attempted carjacking may have been scared off after the elderly victim defended himself.

“One of the juveniles struck the male in the face; the male defended himself and struck back at the assailants and that’s what scared them off possibly,” Coleman said.

The juveniles got the man’s car keys, attempted to start the vehicle, but the fled the scene after police started to arrive.

Witnesses described the juveniles as between ages 14 to 16; one was wearing a red shirt and the second was wearing black shorts and a bandana.

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.

INITIAL REPORT:

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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