Thursday, 16 November 2023 09:55

Akron Teen Accused of Robbery and Assault at Vape Shop Featured

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An Akron teen was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly assaulting a store clerk and stealing vapes. 

Police say it happened just after 8:30pm at the Valley Smoke Shop on Merriman Road, with the 22-year-old clerk saying that two men tried to buy some vape products but wouldn’t show their IDs. The clerk decided to deny the sale because she said they appeared underage. That's when one of the teens jumped the counter and punched her in the face before stealing several vapes and fleeing. 

Using a description of the teens and their vehicle police were able to track one of the suspects down and arrested the 16-year-old boy on robbery charges. Police are still looking for the second man involved and ask anyone with information to reach out by calling the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. People can provide anonymous information by texting TIPSCO to 274637 or downloading the Akron PD app and messaging Tips411.

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