Men accused of robbing downtown bank arrested at Anchorage airport
Two men were found and arrested at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport overnight in connection to an armed bank robbery Thursday morning, according to a release from the FBI.
The men, who are accused of robbing a downtown Anchorage Wells Fargo at gunpoint, were recognized by airport police and detained until just after midnight on Friday morning. The release states FBI special agents responded to the airport to arrest the men.
Pictures of the men, later identified as Kaleem Tikori Fredericks and Calel Calvis Alexis Crofford, both 23, were sent out Thursday afternoon by Anchorage police and the Anchorage Division of the FBI. The photos helped airport police to recognize the men, the FBI stated.
Fredericks and Crofford are facing charges in connection with the armed bank robbery. Both men remain in custody waiting to make their first court appearance.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux said the men were both heading to the Virgin Islands via Miami and that “a significant amount of cash” was seized. Lamoureux declined to comment on whether anything else had been seized.
She said charges against Fredericks and Crofford are pending and their arraignment had not been set.
KTVA’s Shannon Ballard contributed to this report.
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