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Thieves take sweets, donuts instead of cash in bakery robbery

Thieves Take Sweets Instead of Cash in Bakery Robbery

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Two women are accused of robbing a bakery where an elderly employee paid them with donuts instead of cash.

"I come early in the morning and get everything ready to go," said Dixie Guegold, 78, who has been in the baking business for 13 years.

On Tuesday at approximately five in the morning, Dixie was alone inside her son's business, Buckeye Bakers and Schneider's Too, when two masked women walked inside.

"She had a white rag or whatever you want to call it. It look like a diaper on her face and the other girl was behind her. I said, 'oh, are you sick? She said, no I'm here to rob you,'" said Dixie.

At first, she didn't think the female suspects were serious, but according to Dixie, one said, "I want 20 bucks and I said, I'm sorry but I don't have $20. That's my exact words! I said the man who brings the money for me to run through the day hasn't came yet. I said all I'm doing is packing up orders and getting things ready to go for the day."

Dixie didn't have cash, but she did have something else to offer.

"I said I can give you donuts and something cold to drink but I can't give you any money."

Her son, George Guegold, had some concerns about how his mom handled the situation but he is just happy that she's okay.

"You know, it's just, I really don't know what to say about that," he said while laughing.

The two suspects did grab the donuts and hit the road in a stolen vehicle. According to the police in Mansfield, they have both been identified and the stolen vehicle was recovered.

This was the first time Dixie has been robbed inside the bakery but just a few weeks ago, her car was parked out front when someone broke the window and stole her purse.

"Had to do everything over again, license, everything," said George.

"I think I should have some kind of protection," said Dixie. "I'm thinking about mace or something, because when there's nobody around, you think, what am I going to do?"

Her son now wakes up earlier in the day so his mom isn't alone in the bakery where, according to Dixie, it's back to business as usual.

"It is what it is; you can't do nothing about it," she said. "You're here; that's it."

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Mike August 08 2014 at 6:07 AM

Every time I read an aol article, I feel like I've been robbed.

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niceguy71653 August 08 2014 at 7:49 AM

Leave the guns. Take the cannolis.

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cvnchichay August 08 2014 at 8:07 AM

"Two women are accused of robbing a bakery where an elderly employee paid them with donuts instead of cash." PAID??? AOL-HP uses some strange words for their reporting.

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mountainlora August 08 2014 at 10:17 AM

Maybe it's time the owner man up and hire someone to come in at the crack of dawn to get the orders ready (or do it himself) instead of having his nearly 80-year-old mother do it. Her car was broken into, and now she was confronted by thieves. Wake up man!

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rwilliamhoward mountainlora August 08 2014 at 12:02 PM

Let her alone! Getting up before 5:00 AM, and having a FUNCTION is keeping her alive! Take this away from her, and she will be dead in a year or less. She handled the hold-up just fine. The store lost maybe 5 bucks worth of merchandise, and she had a little excitement. As she pointed out, 'It is what it is'.

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theomegaman72 rwilliamhoward August 08 2014 at 1:35 PM

How long have you known her?

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virtualblair mountainlora August 08 2014 at 10:31 PM

and now she told them when the man shows up in the morning with money

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alfredschrader August 08 2014 at 6:59 AM

Sounds less like bad people and more like the people in Ohio are starving.
Most of the Ohio jobs have moved overseas.

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darkcloudstonite alfredschrader August 08 2014 at 12:17 PM

you're right---maybe they planned to eat that stolen car later

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IBruzEZ August 08 2014 at 8:14 AM

SCUMBAGS.!! I hope they find these two. This poor woman may try to make light of it but she will never be the same. Once you have that happen, you are never the same, never feel secure again.

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cbstinc IBruzEZ August 08 2014 at 1:02 PM

I guess you did not read the whole storie..the police found this 2 idiots in a stolen car..

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skidrowtom August 08 2014 at 7:10 PM

I thought maybe they took her virginity.

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thekoshersissy skidrowtom August 08 2014 at 9:57 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha. Good one.

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beverlyamy1 August 08 2014 at 10:49 AM

if they pointed a gun,i bet she would have came up with the money.

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xinglisan August 08 2014 at 1:48 PM

Don't blame them.... The convienant store near me sells one donut for $1.19.
More than she had in her register ;).

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darkcloudstonite xinglisan August 08 2014 at 10:38 PM

did you mean to say convienience ?

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dwtomczyk August 08 2014 at 9:19 AM

at least it was not beer & smokes.

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