Suspect wanted in weekend armed robbery at Akron Family Dollar

AKRON, OH – Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Family Dollar on South Arlington Street that occurred Saturday night.

According to police, at around 8:30 pm, an employee reported seeing a suspect stuff electronic items into his pockets.

He said the suspect brandished a handgun and threatened the manager. The suspect fled the store shortly thereafter. The suspect was last seen getting into a dark-colored vehicle that headed northbound out of the parking lot after the robbery.

No injuries were reported during the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, about 25 – 30 years old. Approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall, he had a thin build and wore a tie-dyed hooded sweatshirt in red, white, and pink colors.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

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