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Ohio City gas station employee shoots at smash-and-grab suspects

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ohio City gas station employee shoots at smash-and-grab suspects

A 23-year-old employee of an Ohio City gas station fired several gunshots at two smash-and-grab suspects and thwarted the attempted ATM theft in the process, the employee's brother said.  The incident happened about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marathon gas station on Lorain Avenue at Fulton Place. Employee, Ala Allan, 31, said his brother, Ahmed Allan, was working at their father's gas station when two vans pulled into the parking lot. One van tried twice to smash through the front doors and into the ATM, Allan said. The impact caused the door to splinter.

Ahmed Allan is a conceal-carry permit holder, according to his brother. He grabbed his gun and confronted the suspects. Ala Allan said his brother fired four shots at the two men. One man ran away and the other drove away in the other van, Allan said. Police have not said if they have made any arrests. "It's messed up that they would come here when they know it's open 24-7," Ala Allan said. "Someone could have gotten hurt." 

 

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