Man nearly carjacked at gunpoint in North Hill in Akron

A man said he was nearly carjacked at gunpoint in Akron's North Hill neighborhood on Monday evening, according to the Akron Police Department.

The department said the man told police around 8:15 p.m. Monday that as he was dropping off a passenger in the 400 block of Cornell Street when two unknown men approached on foot, and one pulled a handgun and demanded he get out of the truck.

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Police said the victim hit the gas and tried driving away. One of the suspects fired at least one round, which missed the victim but struck his driver’s door, according to the police.

The department said the men, who fled the scene on foot, are described as being around 20 to 30 years old. The man with the gun was around 6 feet tall, thin and wore dark clothing. The second man was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and wore a brown coat and red sweatpants.

Anyone with information can call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP, the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS, text TIPSCO with tips to 274637, download the Akron PD app and submit information by texting Tips411or by visit Those reporting information can remain anonymous.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Man nearly carjacked at gunpoint in Akron's North Hill neighborhood