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UA student beaten, robbed near campus

Beacon Journal staff report

Two men beat a University of Akron student and robbed him of his cellphone and cash early Sunday, police said.

The 22-year-old man, from Broadview Heights, told police he was walking near Wheeler and Allyn streets about 3 a.m. when two men got out of their SUV and attacked him.

He told police the men took his wallet containing $140 as well as his iPhone. Paramedics treated the man at the scene of the attack.

The robbers are described as two black males in their late teens or early 20s. Each wore dark-colored clothing, and one wore a dark, hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490.


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