Police seek 2 suspects in Eagle River armed robbery attempt
Anchorage police say two men tried to rob an Eagle River pizza restaurant at gunpoint Wednesday, Nov. 29.
According to a press release issued Thursday by the Anchorage Police department, witnesses described the robbers as a skinny black male between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-9 inches tall and a skinny white male about 6 feet tall. Both men were said to be in their 20s and wearing dark clothing.
Witnesses told police the suspects entered the Great Alaska Pizza Company at around 8:30 p.m. and demanded money.
“The black male suspect held a handgun at one of the employees who was on the phone near the cash register,” police wrote. “The white male suspect, who did not produce a weapon, went into the back kitchen area and ordered a second employee to go out front and get money from the cash register. The white suspect pushed the emploee to make him walk faster.”
However, before the men got any money they both ran out the door, police said. Shortly after, employees said they heard a loud bang. After police arrived, they found a single shell casing about 30 feet from the front door of the restaurant.
Police said they set up a perimiter and tried to locate the suspects with police dogs, but were unable to find either man.
Anyone with information is asked to call APD dispatch at 786-8900 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 561-STOP or anchoragecrimestoppers.com.