Police make arrest in relation to weekend robberies

Police make arrest in relation to weekend robberies

The University of Akron

By William Singer, News Editor

 

Akron police have made an arrest in connection to a series of robberies that occurred near the university over the weekend.

UAPD and Akron city police are currently working together on an investigation to link the suspect to the robberies.

A series of robberies took place over the weekend when three people were robbed between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Two of the victims were robbed on Torrey Street, with a third on Cross Street. The victims were asked by the suspect if he could use their phone. The suspect then showed a knife and took money from the victims.

In one case, the suspect forced the victim to drive him to an ATM in the victim’s car. In another he forced the victim into his own car, and drove that individual to another ATM.

Late Monday evening, police were notified of a fourth robbery by a suspect matching that of the one from the first three robberies.