Akron Police are seeking the public's help in trying to locate a man said to be responsible for robbing a pizza shop at gunpoint on East Avenue
The APD released a video showing a masked gunman entering the Little Caesars on East Avenue around 10 p.m. Feb 3.
Once inside, he walked behind a counter and pointed a handgun at two workers, demanding money from the pizza shop's safe, the workers themselves, as well as cash from the register.
The man took off with an unreported amount of money and ran out of the rear door.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
Springfield Township Police are seeking the public's help in searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Speedway gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night.
On June 27, a man walked into the Speedway on Canton Rd around 8:40 pm. Police say he then pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk.
The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money before the man took off on foot. No injuries were reported.
Police officials describe the suspect as a white man in his 20's standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Springfield Township Police Department.
Stow police picked up a robbery suspect early Saturday morning who could be linked to a number of earlier robberies in the area.
Police responded at about 1:30 Saturday morning to a report of a robbery at the CVS on Kent Road in Stow.
A witness says the man came to the register with an item to purchase, then announced "This is a robbery!".
The would-be thief wasn't able to prevent the store's clerk from shutting the register door. Police say the man didn't have a weapon, and floored it to get out of the store's parking lot.
But police went to the Englewood Drive home of 39 year-old Joseph Richard Schratz IV for one reason - the suspect description matched him to robberies in Stow and Cuyahoga Falls in September. He'd been arrested for those crimes.
Police say his description also matched that of a man suspected in a nearby robbery on Friday.
Officers say they found a vehicle at his home matching the description of the car used in Saturday morning's CVS robbery.
A robbery suspect is now in custody after a citzen's tip.
27--year-old Branden Wilson of Akron was arrested June 11 for allegedly robbing the Circle K on Tallmadge Circle. According to police, he entered the store with a shirt pulled over his head and demanded money.
No money was taken as Wilson fled the store with the shirt still over his head. A witness then saw him get into a waiting vehicle that sped away. The witness gave police a license plate number on the vehicle, which was found disabled at an intersection in Ellet.
Both Wilson and the shirt allegedly used in the robbery were still in the vehicle. According to officers, he told them he needed the money to buy heroin.
Wilson is currently housed in the Summit County Jail.
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