Law enforcement officers caught up with the men around 2:30 Saturday morning while investigating a third incident at a Midtown Motel 6.
ANCHORAGE – Four men arrested for armed robbery over the weekend may also be responsible for other violent crimes, Anchorage police said.
Miracle Tulimaselii, 23; Tusa Tanuvasa, 18; Siaosi Sila, 20 and 22-year-old Lonnie Reed face charges in connection with a pair of robberies during the early morning hours of Nov. 30. Police said the first crime happened just after 1 a.m. at the Hampton Inn on Credit Union Drive, when three of the men entered the lobby armed with a shotgun and two handguns.
After taking money from the front counter and escaping in a sedan driven by the fourth man, the group drove across town to a Jewel Lake Chevron station.
There, police said they forced the employee to the floor. Tulimaselii allegedly fired multiple shotgun rounds at the gas station’s ATM, but was unsuccessful in breaking it open.
Law enforcement officers caught up with the men around 2:30 Saturday morning while investigating a third incident at a Midtown Motel 6. They were subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery each.