Akron police say a 19-year old man is considered "armed and extremely dangerous" and they want him in connection with the twin murders of a pair of men early Wednesday morning on South Rose Boulevard.
Robert Pitts, Jr. is wanted for aggravated murder; the two victims, one 53 years old and the other 20 years old, were found stabbed to death by Akron police who entered the apartment shortly before two o'clock in the morning. ID's have not been released pending notification of relatives.
Police say witnesses put Pitts as a resident of South Rose the last couple weeks. A 2006 Jeep Liberty belonging to one of the victims was found in Ashtabula Wednesday.
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(Akron PD) Aggravated Murder warrants were signed for Robert Pitts Jr., black male, 19 years old, 5’10” and weighs about 215 lbs.
Shortly before 2:00am this morning, officers responded to an apartment on South Rose Boulevard to check the welfare of the residents. When officers arrived, they entered through an unlocked door. Officers found two males, a 53 year old and a 20 year old, both with fatal stab wounds. According to witnesses, Robert Pitts Jr., has resided on South Rose Boulevard for the last couple of weeks.
The 2006 Jeep Liberty with Ohio license plate of FID-1963 was located in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Robert Pitts Jr. (seen at left; photo Akron Police Department) should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
The victim’s names are being withheld pending family notifications.