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.
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
- Text TIPSCO with your tips
Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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