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Police arrest two teens accused of robbing 73-year-old man, 13-year-old

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 13:21:43-05

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police have arrested two teenagers who are accused of robbing a 73-year-old man and a 13-year-old.

According to police, a 73-year-old man told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two males after exiting his car at his home in the 1800 block of Marks Avenue Wednesday around 5

The suspects had handguns and demanded money before running away. They were wearing all black clothing and ski masks, police said.

Police said while they were canvassing the area for the suspects, they were called to a second robbery at 5:45 p.m. in the Tonawanda and Morningview avenues area.

A 13-year-old boy told police he was approached by a suspect with a handgun who demanded his bike.

The boy gave up his bike, and the suspect rode away with another male who was waiting on his bike nearby.

Officers later spotted one of the teens on the bike.

The suspect was 15 and was detained after a foot chase during which he tossed a handgun behind a garage.

A 16-year-old boy was also taken into custody nearby

Both teens were charged in the robberies.