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Unarmed man fights off gun-toting robbers in Akron

Unarmed man fights off gun-toting robbers in Akron
Posted at 12:50 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 12:50:59-04

The Akron Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that happened Tuesday night where three men tried to force their way into a resident's home at gunpoint.

The incident happened in the 500 block of Wingerter Street around midnight. According to police, the 39-year-old victim said after hearing a knock at his door he opened it to find the men standing there. One of the men was armed with a shotgun. Another man was armed with a handgun.

The victim and the man armed with a shotgun got into an fight as the would-be robbers tried to pass through the doorway and the suspect fired a shot into the air, police said.

No injuries were reported. The three suspects fled the scene before police arrived. A complete description of the suspects is not available.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2552.