Woman robbed at gunpoint at Akron gas station

Police are looking for the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of a gas station.

It happened around 6:30 a-m Thursday at the Circle K in the 1500 block of East Market Street.

The 61-year-old woman was getting into her car, when the suspect approached her. He pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse. The victim gave him her purse and the suspect fled.

The woman was not injured and used another customer's cell phone to call police.

The suspect  was wearing a yellow and black parka jacket, possibly a Pittsburgh Steelers Jacket, black knit hat and black pants.

The surveillance picture of the suspect was taken before the robbery. Police say he tried to buy cigarettes, but didn't have any money.

If you can identify the suspect involved, please contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshal Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED; Summit County Crime Stoppers Inc at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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