Woman accused of using nail file in People’s Market robbery indicted

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Surveillance video has been released of a theft at People's Market in Dayton and also of the suspected thief getting into an altercation with several other people as thief leaves the store.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m. (March 30)

A 57-year-old woman accused of using a nail file to stab employees at the People’s Market in Dayton was indicted today on three counts of robbery.

Cheryl Wheaton will be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, according to the grand jury report. She has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since her arrest following the March 12 incident at the grocery store, 2010 N. Main St.

UPDATE (March 14)

Surveillance video obtained from the People’s Market shows suspect Cheryl Wheaton walking through the aisles and placing items inside her coat.

She can then be seen tussling with a store clerk who’s trying to detain her. Several other individuals come running to help and stop Wheaton as she tries to exit the store.

UPDATE @ 1:30 a.m. (March 13)

Cheryl Wheaton, 57, is in jail on a robbery charge after she allegedly tried to stab employees with a nail file at the People’s Market at 2010 N. Main Street, according to online jail records.

Wheaton was also picked up on an outstanding warrant for theft, according to her booking.


Police were called tonight to a report of a robbery at the People’s Market.

A woman who was caught stealing items apparently pulled out a nail file and tried to stab employees before she was restrained, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The woman is in custody and police requested an evidence crew respond to the store, 2010 N. Main St.

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