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UA police investigating attempted robbery off campus

Beacon Journal staff report

University of Akron police are seeking information about an attempted robbery off campus early Friday.

Authorities said two suspects approached a man and woman on the porch of their house in the 400 block of East Thornton Street about 2:30 a.m. One man showed a gun and attempted to rob the residents.

The couple were able to get into their home unharmed and called police.

Officers followed the suspects’ footsteps in the snow to Tyner Street, then to Brown Street.

The suspect with a gun was described as a black male wearing a gray face mask and a blue jacket. No description was provided for the second suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call university police at 330-972-2911.


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