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Akron police search for suspect following attempted armed robbery at Family Dollar

The incident happened Tuesday morning around 9:40 a.m. at Family Dollar in the 500 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron.
Credit: Akron Police Department

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is asking for help from the public following an attempted armed robbery that happened around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at a Family Dollar store in the 500 block of Vernon Odom Boulevard.

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According to an employee at Family Dollar, police say an armed suspect entered the store demanding money. 

"After a brief verbal exchange with the clerk, the suspect ultimately fled the store without any cash," Akron police said in a press release Wednesday.

Police say the suspect was wearing a mask and a royal blue hooded sweatshirt.

The situation remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact one of the following: 

  • Akron Police Department Detective Bureau
    • 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
  • The Summit County Crimestoppers
    • 330-434-COPS
  • Text TIPSCO with your tips 
    • 274637

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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