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2 young boys robbed after football practice in Akron

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 12:54:13-05

AKRON, Ohio — Two children, ages 8 and 9, were robbed after leaving football practice in Akron Tuesday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m., police responded to the area of Cuyahoga Falls Avenue for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, the two children said they were robbed of $10 each while walking in the 800 block of Patterson Avenue.

The victims said two males approached them after practice and demanded to hand over their money. The males took their money and fled toward a wooded area behind a recreation center.

The two males who robbed the boys were described as being between the ages of 14 and 16, and between about 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall.

One of the males was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second male was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants at the time of the alleged robbery.

The two victims told police that they did not see any weapons. No injuries were reported.