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Akron: 2 arrested in pizza shop armed robbery

1:28 PM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Two men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of an Akron pizza shop.

Around 2:30 a.m. on August 25, police say a man entered the restaurant on North Main Street and placed money on the counter to order beer. When the worker rang up the sale, the man pulled a handgun and demanded all the money from the cash register.

The worker ran to the back of the store and the suspect jumped the counter and cleared out the register before running off.

Based on a description given to police by employees, officers located two men in the 600 block of Schiller Avenue.

According to police, George W. Beeler, 40, and Diamond D. Smith, 43, have been charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Police recovered $700 in cash.


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