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Arrests made in Akron dog attack, grocery store robbery

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 15:49:48-04

AKRON, Ohio — A mother and her daughter have been charged in connection with a robbery at an Akron grocery store last week where two pit bulls were sicced on a store employee who tried to stop the women from shoplifting, according to authorities.

Linda Snow, 64, is charged with aggravated robbery and having a dangerous dog, according to Akron Municipal Court records. Her dogs has been seized by Summit County Animal Control.

Linda Snow's 37-year-old daughter, Jennifer S. Clark, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Wednesday afternoon. She has been charged with aggravated robbery, authorities said.

The robbery happened at Acme Fresh Market, 2147 East Ave.

According to police, the store manager was following up on a report that two people shoplifted an entire cart full of groceries. The employee walked out into the parking lot to ask for their receipt and approached the suspect's vehicle. That's when Snow allegedly released the dogs from the vehicle and the animals attacked the employee’s legs.

It appears that the dogs had been trained to attack on command, authorities said.

The employee was hospitalized with cuts, bruises and other injuries to his leg. He was released from the hospital Monday.

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