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Akron Police detectives are investigating two separate street robberies that occurred within two hours of each other and in the same general area.
The first occurred shortly after 10 last night (Wednesday) on Corson Avenue. The victims, a 25 year old man and 26 year old woman, were out walking when three suspects approached them. One pointed a gun at the victims and demanded the victims’ property. The victims emptied their pockets and the suspects fled.
The second robbery occurred shortly after midnight near the intersection of Crosby Street and Oakdale Avenue. The victims, a 23 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. They then reached into the second victim’s 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 to the victim and fled.
One victim was bleeding from his mouth and the other victim had a minor bruise on the side of his face. They refused any medical attention.
One suspect was apprehended on Crosby Street. Officers arrested Derair S. Whisewant, 16, of Lakeshore Boulevard. He was charged with Robbery and placed 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 is involved in the earlier robbery.
Akron Police are investigating two street robberies from Wednesday and this morning.
At approximately 3 Wednesday morning, a 55 year old homeless man reported that he was walking on Prospect St. at Park when a white car pulled up and two men in their late 20's got out of the car, punched the victim, and pushed him to the ground. One of the suspects removed $27 from the victim's pocket.
Around midnight, residents at 100 Edward Ave. reported that two men, 30-40 years old, ran up onto the porch as they were leaving the house. One of the suspects reportedly brandished a black handgun and ordered the victims back inside where the suspects stole a small amount of cash and a cell phone. The robbers then fled on foot
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