Armed man makes off with cash after robbing Chugiak convenience store

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:17
  • The Vitus convenience store in Chugiak. Formerly known as Alice Mae’s, the convenience store was purchased by Anchorage-based Vitus Energy in February. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

A Chugiak convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

According to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson, a man with a gun walked into the Vitus gas station on the Old Glenn Highway at around 9 p.m. and demanded money. Thim said the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police searched the area with a K9 unit until around midnight but were unable to locate a suspect, Thim said.

“Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area,” Thim wrote.

As of Wednesday morning police had no other information about the suspect. Police asked anyone with information about the case to call 311 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP.

Formerly known as Alice Mae’s, the convenience store and laundromat was purchased in February by Anchorage-based Vitus Energy. This summer, the company remodeled and rebranded the business located at 19223 Old Glenn Highway. According to its website, Vitus provides fuel delivery to Western Alaska and also operates convenience store gas stations in Sterling and St. Michael.

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