Sunday, September 19, 2004

Nude runner leads to robbery arrest

By Reid Forgrave
Enquirer staff writer

EAST WESTWOOD - A nude man running down the street led police to arrest another man on suspicion of aggravated robbery early Saturday, according to police reports.

Arrest reports and documents filed in the county municipal court gave this account:

Shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, Mareo Akins, a 21-year-old West Price Hill man, knocked on the door of Danielle Springs' apartment in the 2000 block of Westwood-Northern Boulevard.

Springs told Akins he couldn't come in because she had a guest. Akins made his way in anyway, pointed a handgun at Lawrence Wakefield, and told him to take off his clothes.

Springs tried calling police, but Akins knocked the phone from her hand, then hit Wakefield with the gun.

Akins again ordered Wakefield to strip, and he complied. Akins took a $20 bill and a $10 bill from the man's pants. Akins then told Wakefield to run.

Akins was being held at the Hamilton County Jail Saturday on a $12,500 bond and was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of drug possession, all felonies.



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