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Barberton man robbed, punched outside Akron residence

Beacon Journal staff report

A Barberton man was robbed at gunpoint, then punched by two armed men early Sunday, police said.

The man, 24, was not seriously injured.

Police said suspects have not been identified.

The man told police that he and another man, 22, were outside an Irisdale Place residence and talking with two women about 3 a.m., when the robbers approached with a gun and demanded cash.

While the 22-year-old man ran off, the other victim was robbed of his cellphone and wallet. The robbers then punched the victim before fleeing, police said.

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

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


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