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Weekend Robberies & Shooting In Akron Featured

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Akron police arrested a 36 year old man on multiple charges in connection with an armed robbery Saturday afternoon, at the Corner Store at 192 West South Street.

They allege Spencer Hackney stole merchandise at gunpoint, struck an employee in the face, and made threats as he was running away.

He was arrested at a home on Chittenden Street later that day, where police say they found guns and drugs including eight pounds of what they believe to be methamphetamine.

Then, on Sunday, police found two men shot and wounded, one them critically, in a bullet-ridden car in the 500 block of East Tallmadge Avenue, on North Hill.

Police say the driver of the car told them at least two men started shooting at them, when they were at a gas station at the corner of East Glenwood Avenue, and Gorge Boulevard, at around 1:00 PM.

There was another violent incident on Sunday afternoon as well.

A 13 year old boy was walking down Minordy Place in East Akron at about 3:30, when four men jumped out of a car with rifles and guns, and stole his money.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

You an also contact them anonymously at The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS, text TIPSCO at 274637, or submit information through the Akron PD mobile app.

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