AKRON, Ohio - A 74-year-old couple sitting in their Akron garage Friday morning was robbed at gunpoint.
At about 8:30 a.m., a man pulled a gun on the elderly couple and ordered them into their house on North Firestone Boulevard, Akron police said.
According to police, the man threatened to shoot the couple if they didn’t give him the woman’s wedding ring and the keys to their minivan. The victims quickly called police when the man fled and just 20 minutes later, an Akron officer spotted the stolen van parked at the corner of Crosby and Gayle streets.
Officers tracked down 33-year-old Dwand J. Hammett at an apartment building nearby. Akron police said they recovered the victims’ jewelry and the van, as well as a handgun.
Hammett was charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping and having a weapon under a disability because of previous felony convictions.
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