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Akron credit union robbed; police use Taser to apprehend suspect

Beacon Journal staff report

A 25-year-old man faces charges following a robbery at an Akron credit union Tuesday afternoon.

According to Akron police, Efrem J. Twitty Jr. entered Buckeye State Credit Union, at 197 E. Thornton St., about 3 p.m. He walked up to the teller counter and demanded money.

A teller handed over an unreported amount of cash.

When Twitty fled, a security guard followed him outside and ordered him to stop, Akron police said. He did not comply.

A responding Akron police officer located the suspect several blocks away, at the intersection of Sumner and East Thornton streets, and ordered him to get down on the ground.

When Twitty continued to walk away, the officer deployed his Taser, allowing him to handcuff the suspect.

Twitty, who is reportedly homeless, was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail on a robbery charge.

Officers said they recovered the cash in Twitty’s possession.



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