AKRON -- It was closing time at the Jade Dragon Restaurant and the owner was taking out the trash. That's when he was reportedly attacked by a male suspect who tried to rob him.
Akron Police say it happened around 10:30 p.m. at the restaurant in the 800 block of East Exchange Street.
The owner said the suspect approached and struck him in the face with a handgun, which knocked him to the ground. As the victim rose to his feet, the suspect fled the scene without getting anything.
Police say the victim sustained minor injuries and drove himself to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect's description is vague, but anybody with information is asked to contact police.