2 attempted Akron home invaders arrested

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 3:15 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police on Thursday arrested two attempted home invaders, while a third still remains on the loose.

Lt. Michael Miller said officers responded to a robbery in the 1000 block of Joy Avenue at around 3:20 p.m.

The 74-year-old homeowner and Vietnam veteran told police two masked suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun, entered the home and threatened to shoot him while demanding money.

Akron Police caught the two individuals, who left without taking anything from the home.

Police said 19-year-old Demarcus McCall was charged with aggravated robbery.

A 16-year-old was also arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business.

Officials confirmed a third suspect managed to escape police.

Neighbors in the area say there was a large group of kids who also shot up a drive-thru just a few days ago.

One neighbor in the area said he plans to get another dog, more guns and more surveillance cameras.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.