Arrested: Police catch suspected serial robber suspect

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AKRON-Akron police have made an arrest after a series of robberies at housing near the University of Akron campus.

Akron police said a 30-year-old male suspect allegedly robbed four different women at knife-point on four different streets.

Police have the man in custody and have charged him with 2 counts of kidnapping, 4 counts of aggravated robbery, and 1 count of attempted kidnapping.

Police say the first robbery happened around 2:00 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Cross Street.

Police reports indicate the suspect approached a woman as she was getting out of her car, forced her into his car with a knife, and drove her to an ATM where she withdrew $100.

Police say the second robbery happened around 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Torrey Street.

Police reports indicate the suspect approached a woman as she was getting out of her car and demanded money. She complied and he took off.

Police say the third robbery happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Sumner Street.

According to police reports, the suspect approached the woman while she was in her car and asked to use her cell phone.

The suspect then pulled a knife on her and demanded she drive to an ATM.

Police say the fourth robbery happened around 11:00 p.m. Monday night in the 300 block of Sumner Street.

Police reports indicate the suspect approached a woman as she parked her car.

Police say he showed her his knife and told her to get into the car so they could drive to a bank.

The victim apparently started to walk away, and the suspect got scared and fled.

Police say they got a tip shortly after the latest robbery attempt and arrested the suspect on Johnson Street at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

None of the women were hurt in any of the incidents.

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