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Anchorage Police Department
Saturday January 9th, 2016 :: 03:32 p.m. AKST

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Police are investigating a string of robberies that occurred on January 9, 2016.

APD Case 16-1204:

At 4:41 AM Anchorage Police were dispatched to an alarm at Holiday gas station located at the corner of E 68th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway.  Approximately one minute later, while officers were enroute to the location, police received a call from a Holiday employee stating they had just been robbed.  There were two employees working at the time, one of whom was in a back room.  A black male, wearing all dark clothing, walked in to the store.  He pointed a handgun at the remaining employee and demanded money from the register.  The employee complied, and the suspect left on foot with the cash.  A perimeter was set up, and a K9 track was conducted, but no arrests were made.  There were no injuries.

APD Case 16-1225:

At 10:26 AM Anchorage Police were dispatched to McDonalds on Muldoon Road in reference to an attempted robbery.  A suspect had walked up to the drive-through window, pointed a handgun at the employee, and demanded she open the window.  The employee backed away and the would-be robber ran away on foot.  He was described as a black male, approximately 5’7” tall, wearing dark clothing. There were no injuries.

APD Case 16-1226:

At 10:38 AM, while still investigating the McDonald’s robbery, police received reports of Arbys on Muldoon Road being robbed.  A suspect had walked into the restaurant, pointed a handgun, and demanded that one of the employees open the register.  After the register was opened, the suspect led the three employees to the back of the store and shut them in the freezer.  A few moments later one of the employees, who was still wearing his headset, was alerted that a customer was in the drive-through attempting to order food.  The employee relayed to the customer what had happened and the customer called police.  The employees then let themselves out of the freezer.  Cash had been removed from the register.  The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7” tall, wearing dark clothing. There were no injuries.

Police are currently following up on leads but are asking for anyone who has information about any of these crimes to call Police Dispatch at 786-8900 (press “0” to speak with an operator).  You may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

Address/Location
Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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

Renee Oistad
Public Affairs
[email protected]
907-786-8686

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