Monday, February 23, 2009

Ohio: Armed Robber Gets Shot At

Oakley, Ohio

From WCPO of February 22, 2009
Armed Robber Gets Shot At

Daniel Lee and Erin Beckwith were eating dinner at the Green Papaya restaurant in Oakley around 6 p.m. Saturday when suddenly police swarmed the parking lot.

"We were out celebrating a friends birthday. And didn't hear anything. Next thing we know we saw a number of cop cars and we saw the lights outside and had no idea what was going on," said Beckwith.

Little did Lee and Beckwith know, just feet away the family-owned Natural Life Nutrition Center had just been robbed.

The clerk face to face with the armed robber was the owner's son.

"He complied with the demands that were made by the gunman. He turned over the cash that belonged to the store. As the gunman turned to leave, he felt threatened once again. The gunman raised his firearm towards the employee of the store. At that point, the employee then returned fire," said Sgt. Darryl Morton with the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police say the store was robbed last year. Since then, the owner's son has been armed with a small caliber handgun. After shooting at the robber several times, the man ran out of the store.

Police arrested a suspect less than a mile away in the Rookwood Pavilion parking lot just minutes later.

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