APD seeks masked bandit

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:43

Anchorage Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect in a pair of recent Eagle River robberies.

Police said security cameras at Avalanche Frozen Yogurt caught a black adult male in a gray hoodie, light khaki pants, black shoes and a black hat entering the store at around 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. The man was also wearing a mask that partially covered his face. APD spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said the man carried weapon and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect description closely matches that of a man who robbed the Up in Smoke tobacco store at gunpoint on Sept. 23.

"Uncannily similar," Parker said.

That robber was also described as an adult black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and black baseball hat who demanded money while carrying a gun.

Anyone with information about either robbery is being asked to contact APD immediately at 786-8900 or 561-STOP (7876).

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