CUYAHOGA FALLS — Police say that a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge against a Kent man will be dismissed because he is no longer a suspect in the robbery of a Bailey Road pizza shop Friday afternoon, the third such robbery reported since Christmas Eve.

“He had an alibi and is not the person that did the robbery,” said Police Lt. Gary Merton Monday afternoon.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the charge was filed against 22-year-old Brody A. Williams Monday morning in connection with the robbery at Mark & Philly’s Pizzeria, 3156 Bailey Road. Merton said police believed that Williams was involved due to information gathered during the investigation and a “temporary charge” was filed, but an alibi provided by Williams was verified.

“We thought we had probable cause,” he said. “It was run by the prosecutor’s office.”

No injuries were reported in the robbery and no money was taken, said police. The employee told police that a white male entered the shop at a little before 3 p.m. Friday, brandished a knife, and demanded money. After the suspect could not get the register open, he fled from the shop.

Merton said the robbery follows two similar previous incidents of pizza shops robbed at knifepoint, but in those cases, the suspects were described as a black male with his face covered.

On Jan. 29, Rocco’s Pizza, 1053 Portage Trail, was robbed at about 9:15 p.m. and on Dec. 24, Marco’s Pizza at 430 Portage Trail was robbed at about 6:20 p.m.

Merton said an undetermined amount of money, less than $1,000, was taken in both robberies.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at 330-541-9431, jsaunders@recordpub.com or @JeffSaunders_RP.