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65-year-old man pepper-sprayed and robbed in Akron

Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 15:10:40-05

A 65-year-old man was pepper-sprayed in the face and robbed on Monday evening in Akron.

The incident occurred at 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Arlington Street in the city's Firestone Park neighborhood as the man was getting out of his truck, according to police.

Police said that as the man got out of his truck, two men approached him, pepper-sprayed him in the face and threatened him. The two men took $150 and his medication and then fled the scene.

Authorities didn’t provide a detailed description of the two suspects.