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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday March 27th, 2014 :: 11:00 a.m. AKDT


Police Arrest Robbery Suspect of Local Brown Jug

Case: 14-12484

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:49 p.m. police responded to a report of a robbery at the Brown Jug on Abbott Road involving an armed male. It was reported to police that a male had entered the store, grabbed a bottle of alcohol and brought it to the register. It was reported the male customer brandished a firearm in front of the employee and demanded cash from the register. The suspect fled on foot from the store with the alcohol and money.

Approximately 10 minutes later, Police located a male on foot near 88th and Lake Otis matching the suspect description. Police made contact with the male, identified as 28-year-old Joseph Stephen. Police determined Stephen was the robbery suspect at the Brown Jug. He was arrested and charged with Robbery in the first degree and Assault in the third degree. There were no physical injuries reported in the incident.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Jennifer Castro
Public Affairs Unit

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