Good Samaritan armed with a gun helps subdue armed suspect at 5th Ave Mall
An individual, identified by police as a “good Samaritan,” helped subdue a man with a gun who attempted to rob a Fifth Avenue Mall store Sunday afternoon.
Police responded to the mall just after noon after mall security told them a man was in their custody after attempting a robbery.
“According to employees, a young male entered the Buckle Clothing Store around noon today and asked to see several expensive pairs of designer jeans,” police said in a statement. “Employees believed the man was attempting to conceal the clothing in a bag while in the fitting room and alerted mall security.”
When the man, identified as 18-year-old Yan Bangout, tried to leave the store, mall security confronted him. Police said a struggle ensued over the bag of items, and during the struggle, the man pulled out a gun.
“However, a good Samaritan, also armed with a gun, stepped in and assisted security in taking [Bangout] into custody,” police explained.
Police said no one was hurt during the altercation, and authorities recovered $1,200 worth of items from Bangout.
Bangout faces charges of robbery, assault and theft. He is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex on a bail of $10,000 with a third-party custodian requirement, according to police.
No persons were injured during today’s incident and approximately $1200 worth of stolen property was recovered.
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