East Anchorage liquor store employee fires ‘multiple rounds’ at armed robbers
Anchorage police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at an East Anchorage liquor store late Sunday evening.
Two men with hoodies and clothing covering their faces entered the Brown Jug at 1555 Bragaw St. shortly before 12 a.m. and attempted to rob the lone employee, according to a Monday release from the Anchorage Police Department.
The thieves stole cash from the store, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro confirmed in an email Monday, before the employee produced a gun and fired “multiple rounds” at the two suspects.
“It was reported that the suspects left in a vehicle, possibly an SUV,” police wrote in the release.
No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery and no suspects have been taken into custody.
Reached by phone Monday morning, an employee at the Brown Jug store where the robbery took place said, “We have no comment to give.”
“We do not know if last night’s incident is connected to the other cases. It is possible, but we have not ruled either way at this point,” Castro wrote.
If you have information, police ask that you provide an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers at 561-7867.
This is a developing story, please check back for details.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story referred to the incident as an “attempted robbery.” The story has been updated to reflect confirmation from police that cash was stolen.
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