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Akron Police are searching for a man who they say sprayed a grocery store worker with pepper spray before taking off with money from the cash register.
A cashier at the Aldi’s on South Main Street. told police the incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday when she says the man walked up to the register to pay for a can of soup. As she opened up the register police say rthe man sprayed her with pepper spray.
While the cashier was temporarily blinded, the man allegedly took an unreported amount of money from the register and took off on foot.
Captain Zampelli says police only have a vague description of the man they're looking for, saying he is a black man between the ages of 16 and 24.
He was last seen fleeing southbound on S.Main St.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Akron Police.
Three separate robberies that took place Monday night and Tuesday morning have Akron Police searching for suspects.
Around 6 p.m Monday night two men say they were robbed while sitting outside a home on Vincent Street in the Kenmore area were robbed of cash by a group of armed teens.
Akron Police Captain Dan Zampelli says the alleged robbers are described as 4-5 black teenagers between 14-17 years old.
The second incident occurred around 9:30 p.m when a 50-year old man was robbed while trying to purchase some marijuana from a pair of men.
Akron Police say the pair took off with the man's money as the alleged victim was clinging to the side of the car.
Finally, around 1:30 Tuesday morning two men who were sitting on the steps of Portage Path Elementary when they tell Akron Police they were attacked by two men armed with a gun and a Taser.
The men were struck with the Taser and robbed of cash and their cell phones.
Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call Akron police.
It's now official. A 68-year old Ellet man found dead in his home was a murder victim.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy Friday on the body of Leonard McHaddon and ruled that he was strangled to death.
McHaddon, of Ripley Avenue in Akron was found by his son shortly after 8:00 Thursday morning on the bedroom floor.
Later that day a man and woman were detained by Akron Police while driving McHaddon's missing car. They were being questioned
43-year old Shannon Mount, of Akron , who was driving the car, was charged with receiving stolen property...for having possession of the victim's car. The female passenger was not charged\
Detectives are continuing their investigation.
An Akron woman is now facing robbery charges in connection with an incident that occurred last month.
28-year-old Tyieshia Shellman is accused of helping her brother Tony Shellman and Steven Young rob a woman and her children at gunpoint at a home on Lake Street April 9.
Akron Police say Tyieshia Shellman wasn't armed, but helped the men enter the house and set up the robbery. Once inside, the men allegedly forced the woman's boyfriend to open the safe and then took off with cash and jewelry.
She was charged with Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Safecracking.
Akron Police officials confirm both Tony Shellman and Young were charged with Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Safecracking as well.
Akron Police are trying to locate a pair of men who allegedly robbed the Circle K on South Hawkins Ave.
A clerk at the gas station reported two men, one armed with a shotgun, entered an unlocked rear door and took cash, lottery tickets and money orders around midnight Thursday.
They then took off out the rear door. Police describe the alleged robbers as two black men between 20 – 30 years old, standing 5’05” – 5’11” tall, wearing gray sweat pants and white masks.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
Update 11:41 a.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man killed after running into a house Friday.
Jeffere E. Blackmon, 24, of Akron, was found dead at the scene after his Hyundai Sontana ended up in the basement of a vacant home off of East Avenue in Akron.
Police continue to investigate why he lost control traveling northbound on East Avenue at about 12:45 Friday morning.
Update 8:22 a.m.
A driver is dead after his Hyundai Sontana crashed into a vacant Akron home.
Akron Police arrived to the 900 block of East Avenue at 1 a.m. Friday, to discover two people inside the vehicle.
The man behind the wheel lost control while traveling northbound on East Avenue, drove through a vacant lot and then smashed into a house. The vehicle ended up in the basement of the home.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office has not yet identified the victim.
One person was found dead after a vehicle crashed into a vacant Akron home Friday morning.
Akron Police arrived to the home in the 900 block of East Avenue to discover two people inside the vehicle that ended up in the basement. Police received a call at about 12:45 a.m. Friday regarding the incident.
Officers have not yet identified the victims.
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Akron Police are looking for a gunman who robbed TNT Fashions in the 800 block of East Exchange Street late Thursday morning.
Employees reported the suspect entered the store, pointed a gun at them and demanded money from the register and safe. The suspect fled with an unreported amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a black male, around 21 years old, 6’0”, 175 lbs., with a mustache. He was wearing a white print bandana over his face, black hooded sweatshirt with white stripes on the sleeves and white or light colored shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
Akron Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a pair of robbery suspects.
Authorities say a man and a woman entered the Dollar General Store on S. Canton Road April 23 around 8:30 p.m. and allegedly stole an unreported amount of merchandise.
Store Employees say they approached the pair in the parking lot and the woman stated that they had a gun.
The suspects then took off in a blue SUV with Pennsylvania license plate number (HYP-8303).
The pair are considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with any information related to this incident should contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau.
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Akron Police are searching for a pair of men who allegedly robbed a young man playing basketball at Reservoir Park.
An 18-year old man reported to police he was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 pm Tuesday night when the men showed up to the park in a small, two door white car and walked over the basketball court with a handgun and took his book bag.
The book bag contained a pair of converse shoes, a Gucci pearl wallet, a cell phone and his ID card. The suspects are two white men between 18 – 23 years old. They were seen in an older white, two-door car.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
After being subdued by a customer, police have an Akron woman in custody after she allegedly attempted to rob a local eatery.
Shortly after 5:00 pm Tuesday, police say a woman entered the Mr. Hero's on West Market Street with the intent to rob the restaurant and the customers inside.
Akron Police report the woman came in with her hand under her shirt and yelled, “This is a robbery, give me all of your money!”
She then pushed one of the people inside the restaurant as she approached the counter.
One of the customers then took matters into their own hands by tackling the woman and holding her until police arrived.
46-year old Crystal Tatum of Akron was arrested and charged with robbery. She is now in the Summit County Jail.
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