During the early morning hours of Sunday, police responded to Debarr and Bragaw in Anchorage for a report of an armed robbery of two pedestrians.
According to the report, police responded to the location at 1:54 am on Sunday and initiated an investigation involving an adult victim and his juvenile brother. Police would determine as they spoke with the two victims that the victims were on the sidewalk near the KFC when they were approached by the two robbers who were also on foot. The first suspect leveled a firearm at the adult victim and demanded the victim’s wallet.
The victim instead struggled with the first suspect for control of the firearm. As they struggled, the second victim accessed the victims sweatshirt pocket and grabbed the victim’s wallet. The suspect lost his grasp of the wallet and it was flung away. At that time, the first suspect struck the victim with the firearm and both suspects fled the scene.
The juvenile brother was uninjured in the incident.
The two victims made their way to the Holiday Gas Station and called police. Responding officers located the two suspects walking on Bragaw near 4th Avenue. Police got out of their vehicles and ordered the two to stop. They ran instead.
One suspect was quickly caught and arrested. The second suspect continued running down the pedestrian tunnel at Bragaw and the Glenn Highway. A K9 unit arrived at the scene and after warning the suspect, who continued to flee, of the release of K9 “Midas,” Midas was released and pursued the suspect, and latching on to the left leg of the suspect, brought him to ground.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital from treatment of a canine bite to his left leg then released.
Both suspects, who have been determined to be 17-year-old juveniles, were taken to the McLaughlin Younth Center and remanded there. One suspect was charged with Robbery II and Assault IV. The second suspect was charged with Robbery II, Assault III and IV, and Resisting Arrest.
The adult victim refused treatment for his facial injury. His wallet was recovered from the woods where the robbery occurred.