A deli customer snatched cash from a register and struggled with a clerk before fleeing the Akron store Wednesday night.
The clerk at the Six Corners Deli, 780 Eastland Ave., was not injured. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The clerk, 25, told police that the customer initially asked for a pack of cigarettes when he came inside the store about 9 p.m. While the clerk was distracted, the customer opened the cash register and began taking money, police said.
The clerk said he tried to stop the customer and struggled with the man. The robber fled to a light-colored Buick Century and drove off.
Police say the robber is a black male, in his mid 20s. He wore a grey T-shirt with a falcon image.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips for this or any crime may be left at http://ci.akron.oh.us/ASP/tip.html.
Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677). Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.