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Akron: Police think two robberies are linked

12:19 PM, Jul 19, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- Detectives in Akron are investigating two separate robberies that happened within two hours of each other and in the same general area.

The first robbery happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday on Corson Avenue. The victims, a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were out walking when three suspects approached them.

One suspect pointed a gun at the victims and demanded the victims' property. The victims emptied their pockets and the suspects ran off.

The second robbery occurred shortly after midnight near the intersection of Crosby Street and Oakdale Avenue.

The victims, a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, were out walking when the suspects approached them. One victim reported he was punched in the face then the suspects demanded his money.

The suspects then reached into the second victim's pant pockets and took his wallet. When the suspects saw that the victim didn't have any cash in his wallet, they threw the wallet back at  the victim and ran off.

One victim was bleeding from his mouth and the other victim had a minor bruise on the side of his face. Both victims refused any medical attention.

Police caught one suspect on Crosby Street. Officers arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with robbery and placed him in the custody of the Summit County Detention Center.

The other two suspects have not been identified or located. Detectives are following up on the arrest of Whisewant to see if he was involved in the earlier robbery.


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