Akron purse snatcher was armed with hammer

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AKRON, Ohio- A man carrying a hammer robbed a woman in Akron Monday night.

The aggravated robbery happened at about 9:30 p.m. in a parking lot on East Exchange Street.

Akron police said a man approached the 20-year-old victim with a hammer and demanded her purse. He got away with her purse, but she was not injured.

Anyone with information should call the Akron Police Department.

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