University of Akron issues safety alert following off-campus robbery

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron has issued a safety advisory following an off-campus incident that happened Tuesday night.

Akron police responded to the incident on Sumner Street at what is commonly known as the Edge Apartments around 10:30 p.m.

The university reports three men pushed their way into an apartment and robbed the three people inside. The suspects allegedly ransacked the apartment and took the victims’ cell phones, Xbox, wallet, and cash.

At least one of the men was armed.

The suspects were described as the following:

  • A man 20-24 years old, approximately 5’9″ tall and weighing 170-180 pounds.  He was seen wearing a jacket with a face on the back.
  • A man 19-21 years old, approximately 5’6″ tall and weighing 130 pounds.  He was wearing a blue track jacket and pants.
  • A man 20-24 years old, approximately 5’9″ tall and weighing 170-180 pounds.  He was seen in a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Akron police provided security camera footage:

Akron and University police are investigating.

If you know anything about this incident, please call University police detectives at (330)972-2911.

The UA Police Department’s Campus Patrol is available to escort students at any hour. Call (330)972-7123.

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