Thief of Bhutanese grocery store in US killed

Police in Akron (OH), US have shot and killed a man who allegedly made robbery attempts at Bista Brother Asian Grocery shop on Friday afternoon.

The grocery, located at 582 North Main Street, is owned a Bhutanese family who was resettled here a few years ago.

The store clerk told police a white man and a black man entered the store and walked around. The black man approached one of the employees, pointed a gun at the clerk’s head and demanded money.

A customer threw her purse across the counter at the gunmen and the suspects grabbed it and ran out of the store.

An hour later, the white suspect was found less than two blocks away in the back parking lot of several businesses.

Police said the man did not listen to several commands. Witnesses on scene said the man’s hands were in his pockets.

Akron Police Capt. Mike Caprez said several shots were then fired at the suspect by an officer.

The man was hit and transported to Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m. He was a 21-year-old from Akron.

The black male suspect is described to be 20-30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches, 150 lbs, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black mask covering his face. He was armed with a silver handgun. Police are still searching for this suspect.

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