Cuyahoga Falls Police have a robbery suspect in custody after a standoff Thursday night.
Police say a man with a gun robbed the Pulp Smoothie store on Bucholzer Boulevard shortly after 6 p.m.
A witness followed the suspect after he fled and told authorities he went inside an apartment on Howe Avenue.
Police say a woman was inside the apartment with the gunman, but negotiators were able to get the woman out of the residence.
The Cuyahoga Falls Police Swat Team took the suspect into custody around 10 p.m. He was then taken to a nearby hospital after authorities say he needed medical attention.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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Just hours away from ringing in the New Year, a pizza shop clerk had to deal with a robbery.
It happened on New Year's Eve at about 9:30 at the Pizza Pan on Manchester Road.
Akron police say the clerk reported two males going into the restaurant and jumping over the counter. Then, they put a gun to the clerk's head and demanded money from the store's register ands afe.
The suspects got away after ordering the clerk to lie down on the floor.
Akron police describe the suspects as two black males, 20 – 26 years old...first suspect is 5’ 9” to 6 feet tall and 150 to 170 lbs, and the second suspect was 5’10” to 6 feet 1 inch tall, 210 to 230 lbs. Both suspects were wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information is being asked to call Akron police.
Another robbery in Akron is being linked to the Craigslist website.
Akron police say a man attemping to buy a computer off the site found what he wanted, and contacted the potential seller...who set up a meeting late Friday afternoon at a parking lot on Eva Walk.
The interested buyer tells police that the seller told him to get in the car, a light blue Ford Crown Victoria, where he was robbed of $165 at gunpoint by another man.
The victim then left the car and the suspects fled.
Anyone with more information is being asked to call Akron police.
Akron police detectives are looking for a guy who could be a New York Yankees fan...and his buddy... for a serious crime.
The pair are being linked to the theft of a woman's credit and debit cards at gunpoint in her driveway on North Highland Avenue at about 8 Thursday night.
Police say their suspects then ordered the woman to get in the back seat of her car, where they drove her to a First Merit on 855 West Market Street to take out money.
Her eyes closed, police say the suspects took her somewhere else and robbed her of her jewelry, then got away on foot.
The suspect description includes one of the young men wearing a white New York Yankees cap, both visible in the photo posted here.
If you can identify the suspect involved, please contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshal Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED; Summit County Crimestoppers Inc at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
Facing the fact that he would soon be handcuffed, an Akron robbery suspect probably had more on his mind than just a pending arrest.
Akron police say Anthony T. Ethridge, 22, shot himself in the head during a police chase Wednesday. Police report he was a suspect in a bank heist at a FirstMerit branch Wednesday morning in Akron.
Ethridge was out on bond after pleading not guilty Dec. 12 to an indictment, which listed charges of abduction and domestic violence.
On day later, a warrant was issued for his arrest on owed child support payments. Court documents show Ethridge was a no-show in court for his hearing Dec. 13, to explain why he was not paying.
Akron police say Ethridge shot himself in the head while officers were trying to catch him and two others under the All American Bridge. The names of the two other suspects arrested were not released.
8:03 p.m. Editor's note: the links to publicly-available documents in earlier versions of this story have been removed at the request of the party in the child support action.
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Dead Bank Robbery Suspect ID'd
There's not an app this, but Akron police hoping citizens can help them track down two suspects in an online sale gone wrong.
Akron police report two men robbed a victim who planned on exchanging money for an iPad, that was posted for sale on Craigslist.
When the victim arrived to an East Exchange Street business Wednesday night to pick up the device, he described one of the suspects threatened to shoot him and had one hand in his pocket acting as if he had a gun.
The suspects ran to a black Chevy Bonneville and drove away.
Akron Police Suspect Descriptions:
The suspects are two black males, ages 22 to 25 years old. The first suspect might weigh between 180 to 200 pounds and stands almost 6-feet tall.
The second suspect is close to 6-feet tall as well. Police say he's thin and was wearing a black coat or hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information may contact the Akron police department.
Akron police are looking for a 41-year-old robbery suspect who allegedly put a knife to a victims throat and fled from officers Sunday evening.
Police says Joe Dalton demanded money from a 68-year-old man around 5:30 p.m. on Beck Avenue.
The victim had minor cut on his chin but refused medical attention.
Dalton shoved the victim to the ground and took the victims keys, cell phone and car.
Officers found the car later that day on Copley Road near Storer Avenue.
Dalton was found on West Market Street and he fled from police after they tried to handcuff him.
Dalton is wanted for aggravated robbery, escape, resisting arrest and obstructing official business.
He is described as a black male, 6’0” and about 175 lbs.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dalton is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
Police are investigating a robbery and attempted rape of a 33-year-old woman Friday night.
The victim told police she was walking to her car around 8 p.m. in the 1300 block of Copley Road.
Two men with guns forced the woman in her car and drove to an area near Schumacher Street and Russel Avenue.
The suspects attempted to sexually assault the 33-year-old woman but she escaped and called police at a nearby bar.
She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The suspects took the victims car and purse during the robbery. Police soon found the vehicle the next day.
The suspects are described as two black males, 20 – 25 years old. They were around 5’8”, 150 lbs, wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
Salvation Army volunteers collect money in those red kettles at this time of year. But in one area city, someone forcibly took one of those red kettles.
North Canton police say it happened at just after 7 on Saturday evening at the K-Mart on North Main Street.
The kettle worker told police that a group of four people approached him, one armed with a knife, and demanded the Salvation Army kettle with money inside.
After the robbery, the four ran towards a nearby fast food restaurant, and then continued on foot.
Anyone with information on the Salvation Army donation kettle robbery is asked to call North Canton Police at (330) 499-5911.
One of three masked suspects linked to a home robbery faces charges after detectives link him to a Craig's List inquiry.
An Akron homeowner was injured as she was assaulted by one of the three robbers that entered her home while she was sleeping on Oct. 29. The resident was attacked with a handgun.
The suspects took a purse, cell phone, cash, electronics and gaming systems.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office obtained search warrants and found that at least one of the robbers had stopped by the same residence earlier the same day of the attack in response to a Craig List ad.
Darrnell Roper, 22, of Akron, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of aggravated burglary and robbery charges. Roper is currently on probation for aggravated trafficking charges.
Sheriff detectives plan to announce additional arrests in relation to this incident.
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