Lakewood High School student targeted during attempted armed robbery while walking to school

LAKEWOOD, Ohio - Lakewood City Schools are warning parents and students after police said an armed robber held up a student Wednesday morning.

A 17-year-old student was walking about a mile away from Lakewood High School when a suspect approached the student demanding money, his phone and earbuds.

The student refused and the man took off in a red vehicle with other people inside.

A crime reporting page from Lakewood police said the attempted robbery happened near Franklin Blvd and Ridgewood Avenue. 

Police said the suspect was wearing a hoodie and a bandana around his mouth.

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Lakewood police are investigating the incident.

Lakewood City School sent the following warning to parents.

This morning, a Lakewood High School student reported being a victim of an attempted armed robbery on the way to school. The student immediately reported the incident, which occurred in the area of Ridgewood and Franklin, to the Lakewood Police Department.

The student was approached by a stranger who claimed to have a gun and wanted the student's cell phone and money. The perpetrator did not end up robbing the student and he reportedly fled in a red vehicle with multiple occupants.

Students are reminded to be aware of their surroundings on the way to and from school and if at all possible to walk with someone. As always, please report any suspicious activity to the Lakewood Police Department at 216-521-1234.
 

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