AKRON -- Police say that about 5:30 p.m. Friday, a woman working at Retro Home Décor at 451 West Market Street was choked, then robbed.
Police say the woman told them that a man entered the business and wanted to sell some spoons. She told him the business was only selling items not buying because they are going out of business.
He left and returned a few minutes later. That's when the man approached the woman again, knocked her to the ground and started choking her.
He took money from the cash box and fled. The woman was treated by EMS at the store and refused to go to the hospital.
Police are looking for the man, 50 to 60 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing 200-220 pounds.
He has partially gray hair and was wearing a black coat, possibly leather, a red shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police.