AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are searching for two male suspects after a United States postal worker was robbed Wednesday afternoon in the 800 block of Carlysle Street.
Officers responded to the scene around 4 p.m. where the victim said he was approached by the two suspects – one of which had a gun.
During the robbery, the suspects allegedly directed the victim back to his mail truck “and took U.S. postal property before fleeing the scene.”
Descriptions of the suspects are vague, but police released the following details about their clothing:
- Suspect #1: He was seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a large white logo on the front and white letters on the sleeve. He was also wearing multi-colored shoes with red on the sides.
- Suspect #2: He was wearing dark clothing.
Police say both suspects were also wearing masks.
Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. You can also submit tips through the Summit County CrimeStoppers at 330-434-COPS or by texting TIPSCO to 274637.
Tips can remain anonymous.
Editor's note: The video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Jan. 19, 2023.