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Video depicts Akron shoplifter

Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police have released a video depicting a shoplifter who threatened a Chapel Hill store worker before fleeing.

The video shot inside the Burlington Coat Factory on Howe Avenue was recorded March 22 by store security camera.

In the video, a man appears to conceal a pair of athletic shoes, worth $29.99, inside his coat. Police say that once the man was confronted, he threatened a 26-year-old female security officer that he would “knock you out” and then fled.

The man is in his late 30s and has gray specks in his beard. He is wearing an black Air Jordan coat, a red long-sleeved T-shirt, red stocking cap and black jogging pants.

The video is at:

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

Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637. Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.


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