Two men rob Akron Rite Aid, demand bottles of oxycodone and codeine

Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 18:58:53-04

An Akron Rite Aid was robbed Saturday after suspects jumped the counter and demanded bottles of oxycodone and codeine, according to Akron police.

Employees say the suspects went straight to the back of the store where the pharmacy is located when they entered the East Waterloo Road location at 10 a.m.

Authorities say the suspects grabbed bottles of controlled medications and fled the store on foot to an awaiting car, possibly a gold Chevy Impala. They fled eastbound on Boxwood Avenue.

Police say one suspect is a dark complexioned black man between the ages of 18 and 25. He weighs about 150-160 pounds and has an accent. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, black and grey pajama pants and black athletic shoes with white soles.

The second suspect is a white or Asian male between the ages of 20 and 25 years old. He stand about 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and light gray sweat pants.

Police say these may be the same suspects who were involved in an attempted robbery at the Rite Aid Drug Store on Kenmore Boulevard several minutes prior to this robbery.

As the suspects entered the store on Kenmore Boulevard, the clerk asked the suspects to take off their hoods. As they began walking back to the pharmacy, one clerk called the police. The suspects ran without taking anything.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department.