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Man robbed in Akron by 14-year-old on bicycle

Posted at 1:00 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 13:00:31-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday around midnight for allegedly robbing a man in Akron.

The 23-year-old victim told officers that he was walking with a friend near Allyn and East Exchange streets when a teen on a bicycle rode up and threatened him with a handgun, according to authorities.

After ordering the man to empty his pockets, the teen grabbed the man's belongings and fled the area.

Police later found a person matching the teen’s description while searching the area, authorities said. The teen admitted committing the robbery to officers and police were able to recover the victim's belongings.