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Akron woman carjacked after pulling into her own garage, police say

Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 21:32:29-04

AKRON, Ohio — Akron Police are investigating after a woman was carjacked inside of her own garage on Saturday morning.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Pelton Avenue, police said.

Akron Police spokesperson Lt. Michael Miller said it appears the man was in the neighborhood before the victim returned home from work and approached her at gunpoint moments after she pulled into the garage.

"We don't believe that she was specifically targeted as in the two know each other. We don't believe that's the case at all, but it definitely is a crime of opportunity," Miller said.

The woman told police that she was approached by a man armed with a gun who demanded her keys.

Police said the victim tussled with the man before he was able to get her keys and drive off with her gray 2017 Nissan Rogue.

The vehicle, which has an Ohio license plate number FLS-9287, has not been found.

"We want the residents in the area to join us and evaluate if there is any home surveillance in that area," Miller said.

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