DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A Dayton, Ohio, man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly tried to rob a woman at an ATM in Deerfield Township by threatening her with a hammer.
The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday while the woman was using an ATM at the PNC Bank located at 8600 Landen Drive.
A male suspect approached the woman and said he would hit her with a hammer if she did not withdraw cash for him. The victim was not harmed.
The suspect fled the scene in a grey pickup truck after another customer pulled in the parking lot. Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office located the truck within minutes near the scene.
The truck was unoccupied and its motor still running when deputies spotted it. They learned it had been stolen from Dayton.
Deputies were searching the area using a police dog when Ron Robertson, a recently retired Warren County deputy saw a suspicious male near Kingsley Drive, which is near the crime scene.
Hearing sirens in the area, Robertson -- now Warren County Coroner’s investigator -- called dispatchers and asked if deputies were looking for someone. When Robertson was told they were, he made contact with the suspect on the bike trail.
Robertson was able to keep the suspect there until deputies arrived and took him into custody.
The suspect is identified as William D. Jackson, 47. Jackson had taken an unknown amount of pills prior to the incident and required hospitalization.
Jackson will be charged with aggravated robbery and receiving stolen property, deputies said.
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