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Robbers strike 3 Akron fast food restaurants

Beacon Journal staff reportAnyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips for these or any crimes 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.

Akron police are investigating three robberies that took place Sunday night targeting workers at fast food restaurants in the city.

The first robbery happened about 3:30 p.m. at the Subway, 1507 S. Arlington St.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Travis E. Washington, 40, of Akron. He is accused of demanding money from workers during the heist.

Washington was arrested Monday just after 4 p.m. by Cuyahoga Falls police after reportedly trying to rob Payless Shoes, 1963 State Road. He fled the store after a clerk set off an alarm. Police found him walking a short distance away.

At 9:30 p.m. the Church’s Chicken, l700 South Arlington St., was robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun. They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Two hours later, a driver for Eurogyro was robbed after he delivered food in the 400 block of Spicer Street. Police say the driver was walking to his car when he was knocked to the ground and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.



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