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Summit County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a bank robber who hit a Manchester Road bank Thursday afternoon..
Shortly before 3pm., the suspect entered the PNC Bank in Coventry Township and handed the teller an envelope. The envelope contained a note which demanded cash. The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland says the suspect is white, standing 5' 8" tall , weighing between 165 and 190 pounds with dark hair and facial hair, and appeared to be between the ages of 40 and 50. Bank security cameras recorded good quality pictures of the robber.
Anyone with information on the robber is asked to call the Summit County Sheriff's Department.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Department didn't take long to arrest an alleged bank robber.
The U.S. Bank in the 3100 block of Manchester Road in Coventry Township was robbed shorlty after 9:30 Friday morning.
The suspect gave the teller a note that demanded money and further instructed them not to use a dye pack. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A Sheriff's detective and deputy were in the area and responded to the scene. They noticed a man who matched the description of the bank robbery suspect. He was found with items connecting him with the robbery
Zachary Green, age 22 of Akron, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery. Further charges may be pending the outcome of the investigation.
A single car crash early Sunday morning in South Akron killed the driver of the car.
It happened at just before 3 AM, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's office.
They say the car went off the right side of Manchester Road and struck a building. The car then caught fire, and the unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
There are no reports of any injuries, and the building was not occupied.
Akron police tell AkronNewsNow that Manchester Road was closed after the crash, and reopened later in the morning.
The Medical Examiner's Office and the Akron Police Department are looking into the fatal crash.
There's a surprising twist to the story we told you about the woman who gained national attention after panhandling in Akron for breast implants. It turns out Chrissy Lance, 37, of Rittman, will not be paying for her surgery.
Lance says a surgeon from Miami, Florida saw her story and thought it was 'cute', so he offered to do the surgery for free.
Earlier this month, Lance, dressed in a bikini and cowboy boots, stood at the corner of Manchester Road, holding a sign that read: "Not Homeless. Need Boobs."
Her unconventional approach has gained her national attention. She says Inside Edition is expected to film her journey through surgery and she will be making an appearance with her surgeon on the 'Dr. Drew' show.
So, how much money did Lance raise while she was panhandling - about $200 over three days. She plans to use the money for her meals when she heads down to Florida for her surgery.
Lance says she doesn't regret her decision despite some of the negative feedback and comments she has received from the public.
"The downside of it is, I have good friends that have turned on me because they feel that I'm exploiting my daughter."
"(My daughter) is very open-minded and understanding," said Lance. " I tell her about everything that I do. I don't lie to her."
Chrissy's breast implant surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 1.
"I can't live my life on how other people judge. I mean, people judge people everyday, even though they don't know anything about them. So, there's always going to be judgmental people in the world."
She’s not asking for food, shelter or work. She’s asking for money to pay for breast implants.
Chrissy, 37, of Rittman, who doesn’t want her last name used, stands near a blue bike on the corner of Manchester Road and Carnegie Avenue in Akron holding a sign that reads: “Not Homeless. Need Boobs.”
“I see people panhandling everyday, so why not panhandle for boobs. It’s original. I’ve never seen anybody else do it.” said Chrissy.
Chrissy, a University of Akron student and a single mother, said the income she receives working as a bartender helps pay for bills and her college education, but she needs extra help to pay for breast implants.
“Everyone that knows me, knows that I am a wild one.”
Honesty and creativity are the reasons why Chrissy believes she has made $50 in two hours while panhandling near the busy intersection.
Standing beside Chrissy for protection is her “bodyguard,” Steve Bernabe, 57, of Akron.
“She’s being honest. She’s not begging. She’s just trying to move on in her life and build herself up,” said Bernabe.
Bernabe said most motorists are supportive, honking their horns and requesting pictures. Some negative comments have come from older woman who give her the evil eye.
“He’s just making sure I’m OK because there is some negativity out there,” said Chrissy.
Tyesha Hercegovac, 27, of Ellet, snapped a picture of Chrissy for her husband before heading home.
“I think it’s kind of ridiculous, but kind of funny in a way,” said Hercegovac. “She wants her boobs. She’s keeping it real.”
Hercegovac admits she doesn’t think it’s appropriate for children to view Chrissy’s unique approach to panhandling. She said it would be hard to explain to her young son.
“I would cover his eyes. I mean, that’s all I could do,” said Hercegovac.Chrissy plans to panhandle near the intersection until she reaches her goal of around $4,000.
ANN REPORTS chrissy the panhandler by Edward Esposito
A driver was injured after his car crashed into two utility poles in New Franklin early Tuesday morning.
News Channel 5 reports the car ripped in half after it struck the poles near Manchester Road and West Nimisila Road around 2:30 a.m.
New Franklin firefighters said the driver was wearing a seat belt and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
One utility pole was reported broken.
Authorities closed Manchester Road between West Nimisila and Pearlman Roads as crews assessed the damages.
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Akron police detectives are looking for several suspects after two separate shootings on Monday.
The first shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near Kenmore Blvd. and Manchester Road.
Police say 37-year-old man was walking home when three men approached him and asked him for money.
As the victim reached into his pockets, one of the suspects pulled out a gun. He was then shot in the back after a brief struggle with the suspects.
He flagged down a passing car after the suspects fled in a Red Chevy Beretta.
The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The second shooting happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Brighton Drive.
Police say 36-year-old man was standing near a home when a car pulled into a driveway and opened fire.
A backseat passenger got out of the car and shot the victim in both of his legs. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center with with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still looking for suspects in both cases.
A 29-year old Clinton woman was killed in a head-on crash Friday evening.
Leah Stone was was driving northbound on Manchester Road in Coventry Township when she drove left of center and then struck a vehicle.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's offfice reports she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say the other woman involved in the crash was sent to Akron City Hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A serious, fatal crash forced law enforcement to close Manchester Road, just south of the I-277 interchange, into Friday evening.
Manchester Road was closed in BOTH directions at O'Neil Lube, at 2900 Manchester Road, as crews worked to clear the accident. The closure lasted past 8 PM Friday evening.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office tells AkronNewsNow.com that the crash was a two vehicle crash that killed one 29 year-old woman.
The other woman involved in the crash was sent to Akron City Hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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