Men robbed at gunpoint in Akron church parking lot

Cordell J. Benson
Cordell J. Benson

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Three men robbed at gunpoint in a church parking lot.

It happened around 8PM Friday night in the 700 block of Blaine Avenue.

Police say three men were robbed of their money and cell phones in the church parking lot.

Officers were able to track the suspects, following their footprints in the snow, back to a house in the 700 block of Wall Street. Officers recovered the victims' cell phones and money. The gun used in the robberies was also recovered.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Cordell J. Benson; 16-year-old Leslie A. Wheeler; and 17-year-old David Greer.

They were charged with Aggravated Robbery, Tampering with Evidence and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Benson was booked into the Summit County Jail and Wheeler and Greer were placed in the custody of the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

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