An elderly couple was confronted by three gunmen during an attempted robbery inside an Akron car wash Tuesday night, police said.
The robbery was thwarted when the husband, 79, began to call 911. The three robbers fled the self-serve car wash in the 1300 block of South Arlington Street without any money.
Police say the New Franklin man and his wife, 72, drove their Kia Sportage to the car wash at about 10 p.m. Once inside, the three robbers armed with pistols ordered the couple to the ground. The husband then made his 911 call.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left via the Internet at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.