70-year-old man robbed in Akron after meeting woman on adult website

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AKRON, Ohio - Police in Akron say a man who thought he was meeting a woman from an adult website was robbed.

Now, the police department is warning residents not to use the website skipthegame.com. Investigators said there have been three or more reported robberies in Akron within the past month that are tied to this scam.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Copley Rd. Monday around 6 p.m.

Police said the 70-year-old man told officers he met the woman in the 800 block of Sheridan Ave. He told police when he arrived, a woman jumped into the driver's seat and a man held him at knifepoint.

The man told police the suspects drove him around ordering him to withdraw money from ATMs. One of the locations was a business on Copley Road, where the man alerted the store clerk that he was being robbed.

Police said the suspects took off in the man's 2017 Toyota Highlander, along with an undisclosed amount of cash. Akron officers recovered the car around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP, the FBI at 330-535-6156, the U.S. Marshals at 1-866-4-WANTED or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tip to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

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