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Two robbers steal car at gunpoint, crash it minutes later in Akron, report says

December 8, 2017 GMT

Two robbers steal car at gunpoint, crash it minutes later in Akron, report says

AKRON, Ohio – Two unidentified men stole an Akron man’s car at gunpoint but crashed it a short time later in the city’s Sherbondy Hill neighborhood, police said.

The 26-year-old owner of the stolen car was not hurt in the Thursday carjacking on Hollinger Road near West Exchange Street. His 2005 Ford Taurus was found 20 minutes later when it struck a parked car on Bisson Avenue near East Avenue, police said.

No arrests have been made in the case. No one was in the Taurus when officers arrived to investigate the crash, according to a police report.

The man went to pick up his friend just after 8:30 p.m. He was standing outside his Taurus and using his cellphone when a robber walked up to him and asked him for a lighter, the report says.

The man said no and began to walk away, but the robber grabbed the hood of his jacket. The second robber walked up to the man, pointed a gun at his face and said “don’t run, bro,” the report says.

The first robber reached into the man’s pocket and took his wallet, the report says. Both robbers then got into the Taurus and drove away.

The man ran to a nearby house before he called 911.

Officers found the car 20 minutes later when it crashed into a parked and unoccupied 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan on Bisson Avenue near East Avenue. Both cars sustained minor damage, the report says.

The Taurus was towed to the Akron Police Department as part of the investigation into the carjacking.

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