Police dogs attempted to track the suspect but had not luck.
Nearby schools — Kramer Elementary and the McGuffey Montessori School — were advised of the situation and encouraged to enact their safety procedures.
It is believed the suspect got into a silver sedan that was parked behind the business and fled the area. The suspect is described as a blacke male, wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a tan ball cap.
If anyone has information, contact OPD at 513-524-5240 or leave a message on the Crime Tip line at 513-524-5268.
Oxford police are asking residents to avoid the area of College Corner Pike and Westgate Avenue while they investigate an armed robber at a business just after noon.
First American Loan, 5145 College Corner Pike, was robbed by a man with a gun about 12:05 p.m. and the suspect may have fled in a vehicle that left tire tracks in the area of the intersection, according to Sgt. Jon Varley.
Detectives are investigating in the area and at the business, where surveillance video is being obtained.
“Please avoid or use caution if you must travel in the area,” police advised residents in an alert.
Residents are asked to call 911 to report anything suspicious.
Today is move-in day for nearly 4,000 Miami University freshmen at the Oxford campus.