East Anchorage banks vandalized in apparent vehicle strikes
At least three financial institutions in east Anchorage were damaged after they were apparently struck by a vehicle early Thursday, in cases which initially didn’t appear to be thefts.
Front doors at an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch at 7575 DeBarr Rd., the First National Bank Alaska location at 1100 Muldoon Rd. and the Wells Fargo bank location at 5740 DeBarr Rd. were damaged in calls reported at 3:39 a.m., 3:56 a.m. and 4:04 a.m. respectively, according to police spokesman MJ Thim.
No injuries were reported and nothing was apparently taken in any of the three incidents, Thim said. Police haven’t yet determined whether any or all of the incidents were linked.
“There’s evidence to suggest it was done by a vehicle, but we’re still reviewing surveillance video and evidence at the scene to get a vehicle description if that is the case,” Thim said. “This is being treated as three separate vandalism cases.”
Thim said police have alerted the Anchorage office of the FBI, which typically investigates bank thefts, but federal authorities aren’t currently involved in the case.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 907-786-8900. Anchorage Crime Stoppers can also take tips at 907-561-STOP, or through its website.
Rick Rysso contributed information to this story.