Akron Police searching for gas station robbery suspect

AKRON - Akron Police have issued a warrant for a man accused of robbing and assaulting an acquaintance Thursday night.

According to police, a 27-year-old man picked up an acquaintance, identified as Carl D. Ragsdale, at a store in Fairlawn.

While in the car, the two got into an argument. They arrived at a gas station at the 900 block of E. Exchange Street and a black SUV pulled up next to them.

Ragsdale allegedly grabbed the victim's cell phone and wallet, which contained the victim's ID and credit card. When the victim tried to stop him from fleeing, Ragsdale punched him in the face.

Another man exited the black SUV and assaulted the victim before he and Ragsdale drove off.

The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police say Ragsdale, 29, has a last known address in Canton. He is described as being 5-foot-9 and 145 pounds.

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