Thursday, June 20, 2013
12-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Shell Gas Station Robbery (UPDATED)
13-year-old possible accomplice also arrested
UPDATED: Anchorage police say they have a 12-year-old runaway in custody for the robbery at the Shell station at 15th and Ingra Wednesday morning. He was apprehended at a house in Fairview, and charged with first-degree robbery. Detectives also arrested a 13 year old male who they believe was an accomplice in the robbery. He has been charged with first-degree robbery also. Both are being held at McLaughlin Youth Center. Because of their ages, police are not releasing their names.
Anchorage police are searching tonight for a “baby-faced” man they say robbed a Fairview gas station at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
Officers say it happened around 9 Wednesday morning, when a man walked into the Shell station at 15th and Ingra and demanded money from the clerk.
The search initially led them to an apartment complex down the street. Officers detained two men and a woman for questioning. Those three were released later Wednesday afternoon – police say they have nothing to do with the robbery. Still, neighbors say they’re pleased with how officers handled the situation.
Officers say he’s a young looking man, about six feet tall, wearing a white hooded jacket. If you have any information, you’re asked to call police at 786-8900, or to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
The Shell station owner did not want to go on camera, but says the man got away with $85 from the register. She says something like this has never happened to her before, and while she was scared, she managed to remain calm.