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Man wielding knife robs Akron restaurant

Posted at 12:43 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 12:45:52-05

A knife-wielding robber held up an Akron restaurant on Tuesday and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Akron police.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at Ms. Julie's Kitchen, 1809 South Main Street.

The robber entered the eatery just before closing time and approached an employee counting money in a back room, authorities said. The man brandished a knife and demanded the money from the employee. 

After the cash was handed over, the robber ran off down South Main Street, police said.

The robber is described as a black male between 20 to 30 years old. Authorities said the man appeared to be about 6 foot tall and weigh between 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black scarf over his face. He was also wearing black pants and gloves.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Akron police.