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.


(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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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:19

Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Akron

A 28-year-old man who was listed on the U.S. Marshals' "Dangerous Dozen" list was arrested in Akron yesterday afternoon.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested David Hyatt Jr., in the 700 block on Moraine Avenue around 2:30 p.m.

Hyatt was wanted for the aggravated robbery that happened at the Long John Silver's Restaurant on Romig Road on January 28th. Akron police say Hyatt and another man entered the restaurant, armed with handguns. Authorities say they fired shots and demanded money. They both fled on foot with an unknown amount of money.

Hyatt was booked into the Summit County Jail.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:05

East Waterloo Rite Aid Robbed

The Rite Aid on East Waterloo Road in Akron fell victim to a robbery Monday.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said it happened around 9:30 p.m. The suspect had something in his hand that put a red light onto the clerk and said he would "blow a hole in the clerk the size of Texas" if he didn't hand over the money. He got away on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

Edwards described the suspect as a stocky male standing 5'9" or 5'10" and wearing a dark blue coat with a thin horizontal light or white stripe about halfway down with blue jeans, tan shoes or boots, tan or creme colored gloves, and a black and red ski mask with a green stripe.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Akron Police.


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Police are looking for two suspects in an assault and robbery at an apartment building near Kent State early Monday morning while also trying to deal with online rumors of a shooting.

Kent City Police say the incident happened at the College Towers apartments on Rhodes Road, just steps away from campus. They say the victim suffered cuts and scrapes and had several items stolen before the suspects took off on foot.

Rumors spread on social media overnight that a shooting happened at College Towers. Police say they haven't responded to any shootings but the incident appears related to the rumors. They describe the suspects as two black males in their twenties wearing dark clothing, but say one suspect had a light t-shirt on under his dark sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Kent City Police.


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