The Sidney & Piqua Police
Departments working in a joint effort is seeking help from the
Miami Valley in solving a series of robberies. In an eight day
time span four robberies have occurred in Sidney and Piqua.
Similarities in all four tend to indicate that all four may be
The first occurred on Tuesday,
July 22 at around 10:49 PM at the Checkered Flag Drive Thru
located at 1151 Wapakoneta Ave, Sidney OH.
The second occurred on Sunday,
July 27 at around 9:15 PM at the Oasis Drive Thru located at
1222 Michigan Street, Sidney OH.
The third occurred on Sunday,
July 27 at around 10:39 PM in the parking lot of the Sidney Food
Town located at 1010 Wapakoneta Ave, Sidney OH.
The fourth occurred on Tuesday,
July 29 at around 10:38 PM at the Spring Thru Drive Thru,
located at 225 Spring Street, Piqua OH.
On all four robberies the
suspect's height, weight, manner of facial concealment, and time
of day are consistent. In three of the four robberies a similar
type of knife and threat was used to gain compliance from the
clerks working in the establishments. On all four incidents the
robber entered and fled the business area on foot. In the Piqua
incident the robbery suspect after leaving the business was
observed fleeing in a white colored minivan. A picture of the
robbery suspect in the Piqua incident is posted on the Piqua
Police Department's Facebook page.
Both agencies are seeking help
from the public. Anyone with information about these robberies
can call either the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-2351 or
the Piqua Police Department Tipline at 937-615-TIPS (8477).
A reminder to all business
establishments to stay alert to your surroundings and
environment especially around closing time which tends to be the
prime time when these businesses were targeted.
Captain J A Tangeman
Criminal Investigations - Sidney Police
Issued jointly in cooperation
with the Piqua Police Department.