One-Hour Standoff in Ohio Gamestop Ends Peacefully

Two guys went into a Cleveland-area Gamestop about an hour before closing time yesterday, carrying weapons. They weren't there to reserve Killzone 2.

The incident at the Solon, Ohio Gamestop ended without any shots fired or anyone hurt, and both suspects (still unnamed) were taken into custody. Reports say the manager of this GameStop was on the phone with the manager of a GameStop in nearby Macedonia around 8 p.m. when two men, dressed in ski masks and hoodies, came into the store and tried to rob it.

Cops immediately arrived on the scene, with SWAT in tow, beginning the standoff. They were told one suspect was still in the store while another was trying to escape by climbing through the drop ceiling into a nearby ice cream store.

Around 8:30, police got a call from one of the suspects, saying he wanted to give himself up. Ten minutes later, both criminal masterminds were on their way to the slammer. Earlier reports said cops recovered a BB gun and a pistol from the scene.

For some reason this GameStop is attractive to would-be robbers. Other reports said this was the third robbery attempt on the store in the past 12 months; other businesses in the shopping district have been targeted too.

Solon: Police Arrest Two After One-Hour Standoff
[WKYC-TV]
Standoff at GameStop Store in Solon Ends; Two Held [The Plain Dealer]