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Akron police seeking bald bandit; video released

Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police continue to seek the identity of the balding older man who robbed a motel clerk last month.

The man is accused of using a knife while demanding cash from a desk clerk at the Quality Inn, 2677 Gilchrist Road, during the Sept. 26 robbery. The clerk was not injured, and the robber fled in a dark blue pickup truck with an extended cab.

Police on Wednesday released a minute-long surveillance video of the robber. It can be found at

The man is white, about 200 pounds and in his 50s with receding gray hair. He wore a black T-shirt and dark shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490.

Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637. Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.


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