Two Akron men are charged with attempted aggravated robbery and other crimes after a ringing cell phone led police to conclude they were prepared to rob a pizza delivery man.
The officers were in the 900 block of Allendale Avenue when they saw a Pizza Hut delivery driver looking for an address that apparently was a vacant house. The police also saw a car parked in a nearby driveway with two men hiding by sitting in reclined seats. The men told police they were waiting for some girls, but stumbled on subsequent questions.
The men allowed the officers to search their car. Two hockey masks and a handgun were found.
Police then got the number of the phone used to order the pizza, called it and one of the men’s phones rang inside the car.
Ricco D. Moss, 20, of East Avenue, and Demetrious K. Bishop, 19, of South Arlington Street, were taken to the Summit County Jail. They also are charged with improper handling of a handgun in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. The gun was reported stolen in Louisiana.