The owner of a car lot in Akron was pistol-whipped and robbed Wednesday night, police said.
The two armed men entered Carlington Auto Sales, 999 S. Arlington St., about 6 p.m., while the owner was in an office eating a salad and watching TV. The robbers demanded money.
When the owner hesitated, one robber pistol-whipped the victim while the second robber took $600 and a witness’ cellphone.
When the robbers didn’t immediately leave, the owner threw his salad and ran, police said.
The lot owner, 41, had injuries to the side of his face, but declined treatment, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron detectives at 330-375-2490.
Information also may 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.