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UA police looking for robbery suspects after incident near campus Tuesday afternoon

Beacon Journal staff report

University of Akron police are asking for information to help solve an off-campus robbery reported at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Carroll and Beaver streets, east of Route 8.

UA police said two suspects approached a man and asked to use a cellphone. The robbers then took the phone and fled.

No weapon was shown.

The first suspect is described as a thin, black male with short hair in his early 20s. He stood 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed about 130 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.

The second suspect is described as a black male, also in his early 20s. He is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds. He was wearing dark blue pants, a red hoodie, red hat and black and red Air Jordan shoes.

Both suspects were described as wearing baggy clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call UA police at 330-972-2911.


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