Beacon Journal staff report
An Akron gas station clerk was sprayed with a Mace-like substance after confronting three girls who were shoplifting, police said.
Paramedics treated the woman outside the Circle K at 1559 E. Market St.
She told police she was assaulted after confronting the three girls for shoplifting about noon Saturday.
Police said one girl tossed a “Polar Pop” at the clerk, then sprayed her in the face. The three then fled in a gold four-door Oldsmobile 98.
Police said the girls are black and in their mid to late teens. One girl wore a black Aeropostale-brand jogging suit with white lettering. Another wore a ponytail, blue jeans, a black sweatshirt and a black bandana. The third wore gray pants, a denim jacket, a white shirt, white shoes and a gray bandana.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips for this or any crime may be left at http://ci.akron.oh.us/ASP/tip.html.
Information also can be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677). Tipsters might qualify for a cash reward.