VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) — Police have a man in custody after an early morning robbery at a hotel in Vandalia.
Officers responded to a robbery call just before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Travelodge in the 7500 block of Poe Avenue.
Police say a man stole money from the hotel and escaped on foot.
Officers located the suspect nearby a short time later. The suspect still had the money from the hotel in his possession.
Police say the suspect took off his clothes in an attempt to throw off the K-9 unit that was tracking him.
Officers aren’t saying if the suspect used a weapon in the robbery.
The incident remains under investigation.