LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A store clerk stopped an attempted robbery in Lisbon even after being tied up, and the suspect is now in the hospital.
Columbiana Countyv Sheriff Ray Stone said a woman in her 50’s tried to rob the Family Dollar on Route 45 in Lisbon right before closing on Sunday night.
“Brandished a weapon, a handgun. Told them they were being robbed. Had the manager come to the front and lock the front doors,” Stone said.
Stone said the suspect demanded that assistant manager Genia Byers open the cash registers and tied up 19-year-old store clerk, Tiffany Ketchum.
“Managed to get her hands free and grabbed the suspect, putting the suspect, female, into a choke hold,” Stone said.
He said the suspect passed out and that is when the women got help. Stone said deputies did find blood at the scene.
“We don’t know if the suspect broke her nose when she was falling to the floor or for some other reason,” he said.
The sheriff said the suspect remains in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Her name has not been released.
As for video of the incident, Stone said it does not exist.
“The camera did not work in that part of the store, I was told by the manager,” Stone said.
Family Dollar released a statement regarding the incident.
“Please know we take situations like these very seriously. While I truly appreciate your questions, we do not generally comment on specific HR matters or incidents,” the statement read.
Stone advises others to be careful in these types of situations.
“It is just money. It is just whatever. Your life is your life. You can’t replace that,” Stone said.