A man accused of stealing from a Dayton Love’s Travel Stop reportedly returned minutes later to buy food.
Robert Purter, 44, of Dayton, was arrested for theft around 2 a.m. today, according to a Dayton police report.
No formal charges have been filed.
Purter reportedly took a winter hat and sunglasses from the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard gas station store, before running across the street and hiding behind a building.
Minutes later, he returned to Love’s to buy food from a Hardee’s attached to the store.
A security guard at Love’s spoke to Purter until police arrived, according to the report.
Video surveillance viewed by an officer reportedly showed Purter placing items in his pocket.
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