Warning to Kia and Hyundai owners in Akron

Akron police are putting out a warning to Kia and Hyundai owners in Akron, specifically the Firestone Park area after a rash of thefts and attempted thefts of vehicles this past week. 6 related incidents on 6 different streets were reported Thursday night. Officers responded to calls on E. Firestone Blvd., E. Brookside Avenue, Clinton Avenue, Wayne Avenue, Beardsley Street, and E. Ralston Avenue, all in the heart of Firestone Park. The incidents occurred between 9pm and 1130pm. Three cars were stolen and three had extensive damage to the steering columns and windows. One vehicle has since been recovered. Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490, or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.