AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are looking for two suspects who are accused of attempting to carjack a vehicle, then firing at least one gunshot into the car as it attempted to flee the robbery.
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At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Monday, January 30, an unidentified 51-year-old man reported to Akron police that he was nearly carjacked while dropping a passenger off in the 400 block of Cornell Street.
According to the victim, two men approached the car on foot while it was stationary, pulled a handgun and demanded that the driver exit the truck. The victim then attempted to drive away. One of the suspects fired at least one round into the driver's side door, narrowly missing the driver.
After the shot was fired, both suspects fled the scene of the crime on foot. They are described as between age 20 and 30 years old. The suspect who fired the gun is approximately 6 feet tall, thin and wearing dark clothes. The second suspect is approximately 5 foot, 7 inches tall, wearing a brown coat and red sweatpants.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. You can submit anonymous information to any of the resources below:
- The Summit County Crimestoppers, call 330-434-COPS
- Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637
- Download the Akron PD app and submit information by texting Tips411or by accessing the link on our website www.AkronCops.org