Norton Police are searching for suspects said to be involved in a pair of violent takeover robberies at an Internet cafe.
The department has received an assist from the University of Akron's High Technology Computer Forensics Lab in hopes of cracking the case.
Detective Larry Lane with the Norton Police Department says they're hopeful that someone can identify the suspects seen on the enhanced still photos at the Copper Mine Internet Cafe on Barber Road.
"We're hoping to enhance some of the color quality of the photos," Lane said.
High Technology Forensics specialist Stan Smith, at the University of Akron tells AkronNewsNow what items they've obtained from police to aid the investigation .
"We've helped them with two items that they submitted to our lab," Smith said.
"One was a cell phone and the other was video footage from the internet cafe."
Detective Lane says that these individuals are believed to be very dangerous. He says a woman seen the on video served as a decoy for two men during the robbery.
"Once the female entered the business, she was followed by two black males wearing ski masks, one was armed with a handgun, the other with a stun gun ," Lane said.
In the most recent incident October 28, police say a female employee at the business was pistol-whipped by one of the men after she complied with the gunman's demand for cash from the register.
The trio allegedly targeted the business on September 30, when they robbed several customers, tossing them to the ground and proceeded to take cash from the register.
That's when Norton enlisted the help of the University of Akron's High Technology Computer Forensics Lab to help with the case.
Expert Stan Smith describes how the services of the UA forensics department assist law enforcement officials.
"We have the software for the video forensics and the computer forensics which basically will assist us in making the video in this case, presentable for the investigators."
A reward is being offered for information that leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbery suspects.
Anyone with information on the crimes can call Summit County Crimestoppers or Norton Police. Callers can remain anonymous.
A video of the suspects courtesy of NewsChannel 5 can be seen here below.
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