Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:50

Man Arrested After String of Akron Robberies

Akron police say they've arrested a 30-year-old Akron man in connection with a string of robberies that happened over the past 48 hours.

Police have charged the man, whose name has not yet been released, with two counts of kidnapping, one count of attempted kidnapping and four counts of aggravated robbery. Detectives followed up on a tip and located the suspect on Johnston Street around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The most recent robbery was reported Monday night. A woman says the man approached her with a knife in the 300-block of Sherman Street and robbed her. The other three robberies happened Sunday including one incident around 2 a.m. on Cross Street when an 18 year-old woman was approached by a man who told the woman he was in trouble and needed money.

The suspect was holding a knife. The suspect forced the woman into a car and another man drove them to a nearby ATM to get the cash. The suspect dropped the woman off at the intersection of Kipling Street and Bessie Street.

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Three Robberies Reported In Akron

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:04

Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

Akron police are asking for the public's help to identify a man accused of robbing a bank at gunpoint Tuesday. The robbery was reported at the PNC bank in the 800 block of West Market Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 27-36 years of age, 5'-09" - 5'-11", and weighs around 140-175 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, a black stocking cap and dark pants.

Police said the man is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:13

Shots Fired At Canton Store - Again

More shots were fired at the Canton convenience store where a deadly robbery took place on Sept. 22. The Canton Repository reports that police were at the Marathon station this (Wednesday) morning to survey the damage from the overnight shooting. Damage was also reported Friday night when a rock was thrown through a window. Police are still investigating.

Authorities recently tracked down the third robbery suspect, 19-year-old Darrell L. Newman, who is now facing aggravated murder and robbery charges. The other two suspected robbers, Ronnie Lawson and Antonio Gracia, were shot by a wounded store clerk. They later died at a an area hospital. The store clerk survived the shooting.

On the web: www.cantonrep.com

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Akron police are searching for a woman who they say attempted to rob a Rally's on Vernon Odom Boulevard early this morning -- with an unusual request.

Lt. Rick Edwards said the woman approached the drive-thru window on foot around 4:30 a.m. and stated "This is a burglary, you are going to make me a sandwich and give me all of your money!"

As the clerks inside the restaurant called police, the woman jumped into a vehicle with several other people. An employee tells police the woman was carrying a taser in her waistband.

The suspect fled without any cash -- or her sandwich. Police describe the suspect as a white female, 25 - 28 years old, 5'03" – 5'05", 160 – 180 lbs., with blonde hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with neon colored strings and shorts.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.

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A 20 year-old Akron man faces 43 years in prison for robbing University of Akron students.

Demarco Wright of Georgia Avenue was sentenced Wednesday for the October robbery of a home occupied by students on Brown Street. Police say Wright and two co-defendants kicked in the door of the home with intent to rob it.

A female upstairs called police, who arrested Wright, along with Teon Lipkins and Derrick Recktenwalt of Canton.

A jury found Wright guilty earlier this month of felony attempted robbery, felony kidnapping and other charges, including firearms specifications.

Lipkins was sentenced to 12 years in prison last month. Recktenwalt is still awaiting sentencing.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 15:41

APD Requests Help With Robbery Suspects

The Akron Police Department needs your help with identifying the individuals responsible for a recent robbery.

The robbery occurred on January 31st at approximately 1:40 pm. The suspects robbed the victim as he was walking home.

The suspects were caught on surveillance video using the victims credit card at the Circle K gas station at 940 S. Arlington St. in Akron.

Suspect #1: Black male, 30-40 years old, 6'2"-6'4", 170-180 lbs. with a goatee wearing a green coat and dark jeans.

Suspect #2: Black male, 30-40 years old, 5'7"-5'10", 150-170 lbs. wearing a black hat, black coat with a fur trimmed hood and dark jeans.

Watch the full surveillance video here.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Looney at 330-375-2490 or leave a tip at Akroncops.org

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Friday, 24 January 2014 14:25

VIDEO Police Seek Dollar General Robber

Akron police are on the lookout for a robber.

Around 10:30 Thursday morning, the Dollar General Store in the 900 block of Brown Street was robbed.

Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards says the suspect was well armed.

"Employees report the suspect entered the store with two handguns," Lt. Edwards says. "The suspect demanded money from the register, the clerk handed the suspect an unreported amount of cash, and the suspect fled."

Police describe the suspect as a black male, 20 – 30 years old, 5'10" – 6'01", 170 – 190 lbs., wearing a dark gray coat, black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Akron police.

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Jackson Twp. Police are investigating an unusual six-figure armed robbery.

Professional poker player Jerad Klick tells AkronNewsNow he was held at gunpoint early Wednesday as two men stole around $60,000 in cash and $90,000 in casino chips.

Klick said he had several big wins in the days leading up to the robbery. He said it is not unusual for big players to have large amounts of chips stored in their homes. His chips were going to be taken to a safe deposit box before they were stolen.

Jackson Township Police said the investigation is ongoing. The police report for the case does not list any suspects.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013 05:50

Woman Shot During Akron Robbery

Akron Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting on South Rhodes Avenue.

NewsChannel 5 reports men got into a home through a window early this (Thursday) morning and told a woman they wanted personal items, then they shot her in the leg.

She's in stable condition but her home was ransacked.

On the Web: www.newsnet5.com

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Friday, 15 November 2013 06:28

Woman Robbed At Cuyahoga Falls Stop Sign

Cuyahoga Falls Police are asking for help finding the two men who robbed a woman as she waited at a stop sign.

It happened Wednesday at the intersection of 10th Street and Jefferson Avenue. The victim told police the suspects hit her in the head, took her purse, and tried to take her car keys before taking off in a small silver car. She was not seriously hurt and turned down medical attention.

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(Cuyahoga Falls PD) On November 13, 2013 at approximately 6:55 pm, Cuyahoga Falls Police Patrol Officers responded to the area of 10th Street and Jefferson Avenue for a reported robbery.

A 23 year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman was in her car, alone, stopped at a stop sign, when two males stopped in a small silver two door car behind hers. The suspects exited their vehicle and entered the victim's vehicle, striking the victim in the head. They then took her purse and attempted to steal her car key. The victim did not have any visible sign of injury and declined medical treatment.

The suspects then fled the area in their car in an unknown direction.

Both suspects were in their 20’s, one was a Caucasian male wearing a red hat baseball hat backwards, and a black hoodie. The 2nd suspect was described as being of mixed race, very short hair, wearing a blue jacket. Both suspects were wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-971-8334.

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