Police seek Eagle River man in drug deal robbery

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 16:27
  • Austin Sala (courtesy APD)

On April 12 at around 7 p.m., Anchorage police received a report of an armed robbery during a drug deal in Schroeder Park near downtown Eagle River. 

According to police, a female said she got into a vehicle occupied by Austin M. Sala, 18, of Eagle River, with the intention of buying marijuana. The woman told police she showed Sala she had money, at which point he pulled a handgun, put it in her side, and told her to get out of the vehicle. Police said Sala took the woman's money and didn't give her any drugs. She was unharmed. 

A felony warrant has been issued for first-degree robbery. Court records show Sala was already wanted by police for failing to make an April 9 court date on a February charge of illegally using a phone to place someone in fear. 

Anyone who knows his wherabouts can call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-7867. 


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