Police are looking for the robbers who hit the Domino’s Pizza, at 730 East Market Street in Akron , around 12:30 this morning. The suspects entered through an unlocked back door while an employee was outside smoking. The four suspects, armed with handguns, demanded money. They fled with an unreported amount of cash, the employees’ cell phones, a laptop computer and car keys.
The suspects were black males, 15 – 20 years old, wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
Akron Police are seeking a suspect in connection with break-ins this morning of four North hill businesses
on East Tallmadge Avenue and Buchholzer Boulevard . Police report the burglar broke out the front door glass and entered the businesses. Once inside, the suspect took money from the open registers or pried open the registers to find no cash.
The businesses that were broken into were: The Goodyear Automotive Care, at 1800 Buchholzer Boulevard, Sunsations and More, at 926 East Tallmadge Avenue, I’Janay’s Beauty Salon, at 930 East Tallmadge Avenue and The Shoe Horn at 1115 East Tallmadge Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male, blue jeans and a baseball hat. He was seen in a silver, Chevy Cavalier.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department .
Ohio's Attorney General came to Akron on Thursday, launching a statewide anti-crime initiative.
The "Safe Neighborhoods Initiative" is aimed at decreasing violent crime by targeting the most violent offenders.
At an event at Akron's House of the Lord Church flanked by local officials and law enforcement, Attorney General Mike DeWine recounted recent high profile violent events in Akron, and promised state resources to help.
But DeWine said the community's cooperation is important to fixing the problem.
"We all know only it's up to the community to make it work. Because it is, the people behind me, it's their community," DeWine noted, looking at a crowd filled with Akron officials and law enforcement officers, including Akron police chief James Nice. "It's up to the community to retake the streets."
DeWine said kids only grow up once, something that's hard to do in violent neighborhoods.
"We need to give kids in these violent neighborhoods their childhood back," DeWine said. "We need to give them their neighborhood back."
Akron mayor Don Plusquellic says he welcomes the program starting in Akron, and notes cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcers in the city.
Akron police are looking into an attempted robbery at a convenience store. It happened around 1:30 A.M. at Circle K on Brittain Road near Chapel Hill Mall. A clerk told police a man wearing a fishnet stocking over his head approached the window and used his fingers to indicate that he had a gun, but the clerk turned around and called police. Only a vague description is available, but witnesses say he took off in a white Pontiac Grand Am.
Also, police are looking for the guy who demanded money from a woman near Iroquois and Laffer Avenues. The victim, 43, says she put up a fight, rather than giving up her purse. Then the man allegedly tried to cut the woman's neck.
Akron Police say a group of men and women attacked a 16-year old boy last Friday night in Goodyear Heights.
The teen was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for head and facial injuries.
Police say they found the boy around 11 p.m. Friday night staggering in the street at Goodyear Boulevard and Colony Crescent.
The teen told police he was attacked by several men and women that night. The group was last seen in a white Chevy Impala. Police have no suspects and no further details at this time.
According to police, neighbors reported hearing shots fired in the same area before seeing a white car take off.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
A man is in custody after Akron police say he barricaded himself in a Goodyear Heights home, after they tried to serve him a felony warrant.
NewsChannel 5 reports that police say 40 year-old David Blair held officers at bay for two hours with three children inside a home near Brittain Road and Seiberling Street on Saturday night.
SWAT officers had to be called, but it all ended peacefully when Blair surrendered to authorities.
Police say the three children were not harmed.
Details of the charges against Blair aren't yet being released by police. They're still investigating.
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Akron Police are looking for a robbery suspect after he took money from the Six Corners Deli on Eastland Avenue Tuesday night.
The employees reported the suspect entered the store and asked to purchase cigarettes. While the clerk walked away to get the cigarettes, the suspect opened the cash register and started taking money. The clerk grabbed the suspect and the suspect fought back, then ran from the store and fled in a light colored, four-door Buick Century.
No injuries were reported.
The suspect is a black male, 23 – 28 years old, 5’07” -5’09”, 160 – 180 lbs., wearing a gray t-shirt with the Falcons print on it, blue jeans and a black do-rag on his head.
Akron police say four people were robbed during a home invasion late Monday night.
The victims told police that suspects knocked on their apartment door in the 1800 block of South Arlington Street and entered armed with handguns.
The suspects fled in a 2013 Dodge Charger, which belonged to one of the victims. The victims' cell phones, $100 in cash, a pair of shoes and keys were also taken in the robbery. No injuries were reported.
Police found the vehicle a short time later. They charged Quamaine RJ Young, 23, of Akron with receiving stolen property.
Detectives are following up on Young’s arrest to see if he is also involved in the home invasion.
Akron police are looking for a 31-year-old man who is suspected of punching another man in the head with brass knuckles following an argument Monday night.
Police say Charles N. Hunt, 31, of Akron is wanted for allegedly assualting a 44-year-old man multiple times with brass knuckles, which had spikes on the end.
The victim had injuries on the back of his head and on both hands. He was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information on Charles Hunt’s 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; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
A 44-year old Akron man is sentenced to life in prison on a murder conviction. Shannon Mount, of East Turkeyfoot Road in Akron, was sentenced to life in prison, with parole eligibility after 40 years, for the murder of Leonard McHadden.
On March 13th, a jury found Shannon Mount guilty of Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Receiving Stolen Property.
The 68-year old McHadden, was found strangled to death in his bedroom one morning last May. His car and numerous electronics were missing. A neighbor said he had seen McHadden with Mount the night before. A few hours later, Mount was spotted driving McHadden’s car. Akron Police arrested Mount after a brief police chase and discovered McHadden’s computer, printer, cell phone, wallet and checkbook in the car, as well as some items belonging to McHadden’s roommate.
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