TROY —Troy Police Department responded to two separate robbery incidents around noon on Friday.
According to Capt. Joe Long, the first reported robbery and burglary occurred around 12:19 p.m. in the 1400 block of McKaig. The victim told police two people stole two hand guns, a rifle and several knives from his home. The victim said the guns were most likely loaded. The victim caught the robbers as they were exiting the home. The victim told police they pointed a gun at him during the incident before they ran off towards the Hobart Urban Nature Preserve off of Dorset. Miami County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit and two drone units searched for the suspects until 2 p.m. It is believed the suspects left the scene in a vehicle. Detectives are investigating the incident.
Police are searching for a black male wearing a tan coat and green hat. No description was available on the second suspect as of press time.
Both Overfield School and Troy Christian were placed on lockdown. Heywood Elementary was closed for the day.
A second robbery was reported in the area of Clay and West streets around 1:15 p.m. The victim allegedly was robbed of $80 by two people who fled in a 2005 red two-door Chevrolet. The suspects were apprehended in the area of Larch Street in Tipp City by Tipp City Police Department officials.
Christopher Rorh, 26, is currently incarcerated at the Miami County Jail on fourth degree felony possession of schedule I or II drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Information regarding the second suspect was not available.
Long said he doesn’t believe the two incidents are related at this time.