Beacon Journal staff report

An Akron man is accused of forcing his way inside the home of a 96-year-old woman and robbing her of cash.

Daniel Roy Spiegel, 41, was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

Akron police say Spiegel went to the East Dresden Avenue home of the elderly woman, an acquaintance, about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He told her he was cold and wanted to come inside, according to a report.

The woman declined to let the man inside and closed her door. Thatís when police say Spiegel kicked open the door, knocking the woman down. He then went inside, found her purse and took about $160 before fleeing.

The woman was not injured, police said.

Spiegel was arrested Friday and is being held in the Summit County Jail.