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Store clerk in Akron pistol-whipped during robbery

Posted: 12:24 PM, May 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 12:24:17-04
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AKRON, Ohio — An Akron store clerk was taken to the hospital after being pistol-whipped during a robbery Thursday morning, according to police.

The robbery happened around 8 a.m. in the 100 block of Ira Avenue.

A man wearing a ski mask and wielding a gun walked inside, went behind the counter and demanded money from the register, authorities said.

The robber hit the clerk in the face with a gun when the employee got flustered and didn't move fast enough, according to police. The robber then ran from the store empty-handed.

EMS transported the clerk to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490 or CrimeStoppers at 330-434-COPS.