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Anchorage Police Department
Friday January 26th, 2018 :: 11:59 a.m. AKST

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Patrol Division arrest 5 in overnight robberies

At 2:46 a.m., Dispatch received a report of a robbery in the area of Bragaw Street and Richmond Avenue.
 
The preliminary investigation found an adult female was robbed by 4 suspects in the area. They fled the scene in a dark SUV. The victim told officers it had a loud muffler. Officers with the Patrol Division located the suspect vehicle at the Tesoro Gas Station (corner of Northern Lights Blvd. and Seward Highway) and conducted a traffic stop. As officers were conducting their investigation, the suspect driver attempted to drive away. The vehicle struck a gas pump and officers quickly pinned it in to prevent it from leaving. The driver and passengers were taken into custody, arrested and transported to jail.
 
The suspects have been identified as Steven Thomas (37-years-old), Keith Wilson (54-years-old), Sheila Wilson (43-years-old), Sarah Orazio (36-years-old). The face a charge of Robbery 2.
 
Thomas, the driver, faces additional charges of Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest. He also had multiple misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear, one of which was out of Juneau.
 
APD Case: 18-3760
 
 
At 3:11 a.m., Dispatch received a report of a robbery in the 3900 block of East 8th Avenue.
 
The preliminary investigation found a cab driver had been robbed at gunpoint. Officers with the Patrol Division developed suspect information and requested the K-9 unit to assist in the suspect search. The team located the suspect inside an apartment in the 4200 block of San Roberto Avenue. He was taken into custody, arrested and transported to jail.
 
The suspect has been identified as Timothy Hansen (18-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Robbery 1 and Assault 3.
 
APD Case: 18-3762
 

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4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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MJ Thim
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907-786-8571

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