Akron Police are looking for the public's help identifying two thieves who muscled their way out of the Sally Beauty Supply after helping themselves to a few items from the store. 

The incident in question happened back on February 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the seemingly crowded store. The man and woman in question were caught on camera, and the female suspect is seen pushing an employee out of the way before the two left in a black SUV. 

See the surveillance video below. Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police. 


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Monday, 08 August 2016 11:27

Guilty Plea In Fatal Akron Bar Shooting

Willie S. Hicks, III has been sentenced to 18-years-to-life in prison after entering a guilty plea in the shooting death of Lentheric Caldwell back in January of 2016. 

The shooting happened at the Hi-De-Ho Lounge on Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron. Witnesses say 44-year-old Hicks entered the bar, pulled out a gun, and then shot the 39-year-old Caldwell in the chest. Hicks fled the scene, but was caught up with by police shortly after.

Hicks entered a guilty plea to one count of murder and one firearm specific violation. In court, it is reported that Hicks took responsibility for the crime and apologized to Caldwell's family. He was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Scot Stevenson to 15-years-to-life for the murder charge and an additional 3 years on the firearm violation.  

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:23

APD Looking For Dollar General Robber

Akron Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a Dollar General employee while the employee was leaving to make a bank deposit. The store is located at 994 Brown St. in Akron. Police say the suspect is a white male, between 25 and 27 years old, with short, light-colored hair. See more in the surveillance video below, courtesy of Akron Police: 


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Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:28

Akron Woman Shot While Driving

Akron Police are looking for two suspects after they allegedly shot at a woman who was trying to drive around their illegally parked vehicle. 

The incident happen Wednesday evening around 7:30, when police say the 48-year-old victim was driving down Frederick Boulevard.

NewsChannel 5 reports the suspect's vehicle, a red Dodge Charger, was illegally parked in the 1100 block of Frederick. As the victim attempted to circumvent the Charger, police say one or possibly both of the males inside the car fired opened fire. The woman, whose name has not been released, was hit in the left arm while her car was hit with several more bullets. She was transported to Akron General Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Only a vague description of the suspects were released.

On the web: www.newsnet5.com


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Akron Police are asking the public's help in identifying an indecent exposure suspect they say grabbed a woman after exposing himself to her. The incident happened back on June 3rd, at Allyn St. and Exchange St. around 5:45 a.m. The police report contends that the suspect exposed himself to the victim and the grabbed her shoulders as she tried to run away. 

The suspect is described as a black male, between 22 and 29-years-old, between 5'5" and 5'7", and 125 to 140 pounds. The video below was surveillance video from June 7th along E. Exchange St. 

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


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