Man Commits Aggravated Robbery at Falls Speedway With Fake Gun

The Speedway, located at 2026 Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls, was robbed Saturday night by a man who threatened to kill the clerk if he didn't hand over the money in the register.

Updated 10:10 a.m.

A man robbed the Bailey Road Speedway over the weekend and slipped away before officers arrived.

At 11:49 p.m. Saturday, an unidentified man walked into the gas station with an object wrapped up in a t-shirt, claimed it was a gun and threatened to shoot the clerk if he didn’t hand over the money in the register, according to a report.

The suspect – a Caucasian man with a slim build, goatee and a tattoo on his neck – was wearing a yellow and black coat, checkered shorts and black tennis shoes at the time of the robbery, according to dispatches from police radio.

He stole an unknown amount of money and fled down East Broadway Street.

Police found the the man's makeshift weapon and coat on East Broadway near Windsor Street. They called in the K-9 unit in an attempt to track the robber but the police dog couldn’t pick up a scent.

Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department at 330-928-2181.

THOMAS KANE July 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM
SPEEDWAY WHAT DID THE CAMERAS SHOW?you got 2choices.close it down at night that aint going too happen,wont hire a cop in shop,so 2 will do .you have 2 on duty?Isnt that city ordinance or is that just Akron.Either way This shop is at one of the busiest intersections in the city so its a good bet it was a hit of desperation.Idont recall that occurring there or too much in the Falls too begin with.Ibet that was a matter of seconds before he missed the police.You should advertise a blowup of the neck tatoo somebody might know it.Youd be surprised what sticks in peoples minds.
Heather Yoder July 16, 2012 at 01:08 PM
that speedway is not at the busiest intersection- its on bailey road! and its not open at night- it closes at 11. the one on graham road is in a very busy area and open at night, but not this one. so your "two choices" dont apply here. and the cameras are not all that great- i highly doubt they would be able to get a good shot of the tattoo to blow it up. best bet would just be to describe it. it amazes me they way people think they know everything.
wmfr July 16, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Why insult him Heather? He's simply stating what he thinks are ideas to help. It amazes that people on here are so stand offish with no respect of others ideas.
THOMAS KANE July 16, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Stephanie Greene July 17, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Maybe instead of coming on here and criticizing each other or the gas station, we should be happy that no one was hurt and that stupid thug only had a makeshift gun and not a real one funded by stealing, or drugs. The person behind the counter did the right thing and didn't put up a fight. I am sure they are still very distraught over this whole ordeal.
heather y July 17, 2012 at 01:30 PM
lol! hahahaha! yea i can see it right now and i still dont agree. i didnt realize not agreeing with you was going to upset you so deeply. everything is going to be ok.
Joe July 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I think she should be question heather u seem so arguetive about this is it your boyfriend
Joe July 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Heather I think u no something
heather y July 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM
well i have a boyfriend and this is not him. this guy is a complete idiot who didnt even cover his face. also not ever did i say anything like he shouldnt be caught or anything like that. as a matter of fact i hate cuy falls because its full of drug addict thieves. all i was saying is that thomas's suggestions werent enough to stop this from happening. i never said they should nt do anything at all. but i guess if you think that his suggestions arnt enough and that falls has too many pieces of shit living there these days causing too much crime- then that means your arguementive and should be the one in question. i think the store manager is a really nice guy and i know his son and its a shame this happened. nice detective work joe- i think your a moron.
Judith Buckey July 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I have seen what people on here comment about and I have seen how idiots hurt people...you guys on here,,beating on Heather are all idiots....gewt out of your house which looks at the gas station that you obviosly have nothing better to do with yourself but what the traffic at a local gas station..maybe you should turn in the guy who did it!!If you whatch this gas station so close,,you should know they CLOSE at night??? Just stating the facts and the obvious
Judith Buckey July 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Seems so much easier for IDIOTS to point fingers,,,at a person who simply just stating the obvious!!!WHO IS BEATING ON WHO here???I can say..Idiots and MORONS dont learn to grow up...the act like a children..you people here putting down other poeople for them speaking their minds..you are the idiots and morons who do not grow up.
Jen July 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM
The clerk is awesome, the customers are awesome! So glad the clerk is safe. These things happen and speedway is prepared with proper protocol.
Joe Shmo July 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM


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