A man bought a pack of gum at an Akron drug store and then announced “this is a robbery.”
The man is considered a suspect in a robbery Tuesday at a Hallmark store in Ellet.
In Wednesday’s robbery, the man took and undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the CVS at 780 Brittain Road.
A clerk told Akron police that the man purchased a pack of gum about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and then asked to purchase another item. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man reached over the counter and said: “This is a robbery.”
Police say the same man may have robbed the Karen’s Hallmark, 2420 Wedgewood Drive in Ellet, the day before.
Police say the robber is white and in his 20s. He is bald and was wearing a gray T-shirt.
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.