Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Two Fairbanks Gas Station Armed Robberies Possibly Linked
Two armed robberies of gas stations occurred in Fairbanks this week, according to Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police. Authorities believe the robberies might be linked.
FAIRBANKS — Two armed robberies of gas stations occurred in Fairbanks this week, according to Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police. Authorities believe the robberies might be linked.
One attempt was successful, and those responsible are still at large.
The first robbery was reported at 3:15 a.m. Monday at the Sourdough Fuel across from Regal Cinema on Airport Way, said Lt. Jim Geier with the Fairbanks police. Two clerks were on duty and neither was hurt. The suspect took money and left the store on foot. He wore a black ski mask with gold aviator sunglasses and carried a sliver-colored revolver, Geier said.
The second armed robbery was about 3 a.m. Thursday at the Farmers Loop market on the Steese Highway side of Farmers Loop. This robbery was not successful, troopers Sgt. Chad Goeden said.
Geier described the suspect in the Sourdough robbery as a 6-foot-1 man weighing 190 pounds. From his voice it sounded like he was between the ages of 18 and 24. The suspect also wore a black nylon coat that looked something like a barber’s smock and dark pants, he said.
Goeden said Thursday he could not provide more details about the Farmers Loop robbery.
Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545.