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Woman fights off robber outside bank

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Akron Police have a man in custody that attacked a woman outside a bank Thursday just before 4 p.m.

It happened in the parking lot of the PNC Bank on East Wilbeth Road.

Police say the suspect, Billy Covington, 23, first asked his 39-year-old victim for directions.

Then, he tried to shove her into her vehicle, but she fought back and elbowed Covington.

The victim drew her concealed firearm and fired a shot into the air, Covington fled on foot.  Police found him several blocks away.

Covington told police he wanted to steal the victim's car so he could get back to California.

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