Family Dollar robber points gun at employee, Akron police say
AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A man stealing items from a Family Dollar pointed a gun at an employee before fleeing, Akron police said.
According to police, the man entered the store in the 500 block of E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Employees told police once inside he immediately began putting merchandise in his pockets.
The store manager approached him at the door when he went to leave and he reportedly became aggressive towards her and another clerk and pulled out a handgun.
He then left the store and jumped into a nearby vehicle.
There were no injuries.
The suspect was described as a Black man, about 25-35 years old, and approximately 5 feet 7 - 5 feet 9 inches tall, with chin-length dreadlocks, said police.
He was last seen wearing a light blue Nike hooded sweatshirt with lettering on both sleeves, black jogging pants, and black slides (sandals).
Detectives are asking the community for help with identifying the suspect involved.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
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