Two men remain in jail after attempting to allegedly rob a jewelry store in downtown Kent last Friday.
Justin M. Smith, 29, of Akron, and Shawn D. Cook, 35, of Kent, are charged with complicity to robbery and robbery, respectively. Both offenses are second-degree felonies.
Kent police responded to Kent Jewelry, 141 S. Water St., around 5 p.m. June 14 after a panic alarm was pressed.
Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha said there were also reports of a possible assault in the area that dispatchers received around the same time.
Prusha said the duo reportedly attacked an employee at the store, a 51-year-old man, and attempted to steal merchandise.
Prusha said the employee had cuts and scrapes, but nothing he sought medical attention for.
Police found and arrested Smith in a yard in the 200 block of Crain Avenue shortly after the alleged robbery. Cook turned himself in to police in the early morning the following day.
Both have preliminary hearings scheduled Friday in Portage County Municipal Court.
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