Armed Robbery in Stow, Five Arrested Overnight
All five people arrested were charged with first-degree felonies.
Five Canton residents were arrested and charged in connection with a robbery in which the group walked into an unlocked home and forced the occupants to give up money and possessions at gunpoint.
The two women and two men were arrested early this morning in Stow and are charged in connection with the incident, which occurred this morning at a home on Orchard Drive.
Charged are April M. Hanlin, 22, Catherine A. Fach, 20, Brandon M. Garner, 21, and Lee J. Bennett, 22, all of Canton.
Garner and Bennett each are charged with one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Hanlin and Fach each are charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
The five men who were at the Orchard Drive home gave up their money, wallets, identification cards and cell phones, police said. Two of the men were assaulted by one of the suspects who was holding a gun, but police said they did not require medical attention.
The intruders fled in a car that was parked nearby and driven by a 17-year-old girl.
A description of the car and suspects was broadcast and police spotted the vehicle at a gas station on State Route 43 in Kent.
All five suspects were taken into custody by police officers from Stow and Kent. Two loaded handguns and some of the victims' property and money was recovered.
The girl was arrested and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. She is charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.