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13-year-old boy charged with aggravated robbery of 2 Akron pizza delivery drivers

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 12:16:58-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 13-year-old boy accused of at least two robberies involving pizza delivery drivers in Akron turned himself Monday afternoon after a warrant was issued for his arrest back in February, according to police.

Akron police said the teen was accused of at least two robberies that happened on Jan. 27.

The first incident happened in the 1100 block of 4th Avenue in Akron after a 30-year-old Domino’s delivery driver flagged down an officer and reported he was robbed after attempting to deliver a pizza to a vacant home.

He was approached by two people, one of whom pulled a gun and demanded money and the food.

The second robbery occurred when a 26-year-old Papa John’s delivery driver called police to report an attempted robbery in the same area as the first robbery.

One of three males who approached the driver reached toward his waistband, police said. The driver, who has a valid concealed carry permit, drew his own weapon before the group ran away.

The teen who turned himself in was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

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