Akron: Gas station clerk foils robbery attempt

12:10 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- A quick-thinking gas station clerk foiled a wannabe robber's plans Monday.

Akron Police say it was shortly before 6 p.m. when the suspect entered the BP in the 700 block of Grant Street and demanded money.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Troy Stevens, reportedly had his hand under his shirt acting as if he had a gun.

A clerk told Stevens he needed to walk to the back of the store near the coolers to get the money.

He then pushed a panic alarm to notify police.

Stevens fled the scene with nothing.

After a short search, responding officers found Stevens at East South Street and Brown Street.

Officers say they found a crack pipe in his pocket.

Stevens was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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