3 men arrested for robbery and kidnapping, Akron police say

3 men arrested for robbery and kidnapping, Akron police say
3 men arrested for robbery and kidnapping, Akron police say(Akron Police Department)
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 12:18 PM EST
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - According to the Akron Police Department, three men were arrested Thursday afternoon for robbery and kidnapping.

Officers arrived at the 900 block of Ardella Avenue around 2 p.m. after another resident reported seeing men with guns and ski masks.

Police say the suspects ran into the when officers arrived and moments later the suspects tried to exit the house which was surrounded.

Officers say they looked inside the home and saw a 20-year-old woman being held at gunpoint.

The SWAT team was called to the scene, but before they could fully mobilize, the suspects forced the woman, at gunpoint, outside and to the rear of the house, police say.

Officers negotiated with the suspects to let the hostage go.

The suspects eventually released the victim and fled on foot, police say.

Officers arrested one of the three suspects without incident, police say.

The other two suspects made their way to Georgia Avenue.

The suspects confronted a couple, a 70-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, officers say.

Police say the suspects forced their way into the couple’s car and demanded they drive out of the area.

While driving the couple was able to alert officers that the two suspects were in their car.

Officers say they surrounded the car, rescued the couple, and took the suspects into custody without further incident.

Officers say 34-year-old Bryan McCosky, 34-year-old Rikki Rudd, and 19-year-old Alvin Brown were arrested for aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and felonious assault.

Officers recovered several guns, cash, and other evidence from the scene.

During the robbery, a 23-year-old man was beaten by the suspects and was taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

The 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

One of the suspects sustained a minor injury to the arm as the K-9 unit assessed with the arrest.