Man robbed at gunpoint while fixing house in Dayton, police say

ajc.com

A man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint for over $1,000 while doing electrical work in a Dayton residence Monday afternoon, police say.

The male victim was working in the basement of a house in the 100 block of Grove Avenue around noon, according to a Dayton police report. While working, he reportedly heard a noise upstairs and believed it was his co-worker. He went to his truck to retrieve parts for his electrical work and noticed there was no one in the house, read the report.

CRIME: Miami Twp. police: Man made false active shooter call to distract police, help wanted suspect escape

CRIME: Ex-cop accused of rape says he was ‘professional’ with prostitutes

He returned to the basement, and after a few minutes realized there were more parts he needed. On his way back to his truck, a male with a black semi-automatic handgun confronted him, read the report.

The reported gunman demanded money, and the victim gave him $1,100, police say. The gunman fled south in the alley behind the house toward Hart Street, according to the report.

Police say the suspect was wearing a black shirt and gray jeans.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

About the Author