Breaking News
More () »

Cleveland's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Cleveland, Oh | WKYC.com

UPS truck robbed at gunpoint, thieves get away with several packages in Akron

The three suspects were seen driving away in a small silver car.
Credit: (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
The UPS logo is seen on a delivery truck in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, July 19, 2010.

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is searching for the suspects who robbed a UPS truck of packages on Tuesday afternoon. 

According to police, the robbery happened at around 4:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Eva Avenue. Two suspects approached a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver and ordered the man to leave the truck at gunpoint. 

The suspects drove away in the UPS truck for a short distance before abandoning the truck and jumping into a small silver car with an unidentified driver. 

The number of packages taken from the truck is unknown at this time. 

RELATED: Chapel Hill Mall closes after suspects rob jewelry store

The first suspect was approximately 20-25-years old, 6’0”– 6’2”. He had dreadlocks and a thin mustache. The second suspect was 20-25-years old, approximately 5’9” tall, with a beard. Both suspects were wearing white t-shirts. There is no description of the driver of the getaway car. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

The Summit County Crimestoppers, Call 330-434-COPS.

Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.

Callers can remain anonymous.

RELATED: Cleveland Heights Police mourn the loss of retired K9

RELATED: Gun store owner shoots, kills looter in Philadelphia, reports say