Akron health aid worker punched and robbed while with her wheelchair-bound patient

Akron health aid worker punched and robbed while with her wheelchair-bound patient
Akron police release picture of man wanted for robbing and punching health aid worker. (Source: Akron police)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A health aid worker with her wheelchair-bound patient was punched and robbed inside an apartment building, according to Akron police.

The man followed them into the building in the 500 block of Diagonal Road around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, officials said.

According to a report, he then punched the aid several times in the face and grabbed her purse.

The patient was not injured.

Officers said the thief was wearing a yellow Pittsburgh Steelers cap, tan jacket, grey pants and framed prescription glasses.

If you can help police identify the suspect, please call Detective Hornacek at 330-375-2490.

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