Tale of Two Cities: Akron market robbed; Augusta store mgr's daughter spared

AKRON - Three men wielding knives and a handgun robbed a Johnston Street market Tuesday, Akron police said.

The robbers made employees at Three Olives Market lie on the floor, and ordered one worker to open the cash register and hand over money, police said. No one was injured in the holdup, which occurred about 8:20 p.m.

Police continue to investigate. Three Olives Market, formerly Mary's Market, is in the 800 block of Johnston.

Meanwhile, in a state that allows its law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense, a different outcome resulted when this Georgia store manager's 11 year old daughter was held at gunpoint:

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The Augusta Chronicle-Herald, Augusta, GA

Two bandits entered Tom Wong's Augusta, Ga., store and demanded money at gunpoint. When they grabbed his 11-year-old daughter, Wong ran to a back room and got his gun. The thieves fired at Wong and missed, then fled.

• Could the lifting of Ohio's unconstitutional ban on carrying a concealed weapon for self-defense have saved these West Jefferson robbery victims?

Contact information for the area's elected officials is provided below:

State House of Representatives
Rep. Barbara Sykes (D-44) - consistent anti-CCW voter
Phone: (614) 466-3100
Fax: (614) 644-9494

State Senate
Sen. Leigh Herington (D-28)
Phone: (614) 466-7041

Click here to read the entire story in the Akron Beacon Journal.

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