Akron: Brothers 9, 13 accused of trying to rob man twice

5:29 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Two young brothers -- one 9 years old, the other 13 -- have been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a man as he shoveled his driveway Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Ruth Avenue.

Akron Police say it was around 3 p.m. when one of the juveniles pulled a handgun out of his waistband and pointed it at the victim while demanding money. As the victim walked away, both juveniles fled the scene.

Several minutes later, police say the juveniles returned to the same victim and demanded money once again. This time, the victim reportedly told the kids he didn't have any money and they fled the scene.

After the victim notified authorities, Akron Police spotted the two boys at Vernon Odom Boulevard and Mallisson Avenue.

Both were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and placed in the custody of the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers say they recovered two BB guns from both boys.


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