Green Twp. employee fends off knife-wielding robber with vacuum cleaner

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police say an employee at a Green Township convenience store used a vacuum cleaner to fight off a suspect attempting to rob the store with a large knife.

Officers received reports of an attempted robbery around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bridgetown Mini-Mart, located in the 4200 block of Harrison Avenue.

Authorities say the suspect entered the store brandishing a large knife and demanded cash from employees. Police say an approximately 40-year-old male suspect entered the store wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Officers say that an employee used a vacuum cleaner to fight off the suspect who fled in an unknown direction.

Two employees were in the store during the incident. No one was injured.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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