APD looks for suspects in multiple Anchorage robberies
In less than a 12-hour span, Anchorage Police say there have been three robberies around Anchorage and now they need the public's help to find the suspects.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad said at 6:24 p.m. Monday, they responded to a robbery at the Domino's Pizza located at 3024 Mountain View Drive.
"The suspect entered the pizzeria, pointed a handgun at the employee behind the counter, and ordered the employee to give him money from the cash register," Oistad said. "After the employee complied, the suspect ordered the employee to lie on the ground which he did."
The man left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. The victim was not hurt.
Officers set up a perimeter and used a police K-9 to help locate the suspect but were not successful.
Police describe the suspect as a black male in his late-20s to early-30s. He's approximately 5-foot-10, wearing dark clothing and a had a cover on his face.
A few hours later, Oistad said another call came in reporting a robbery of a taxi driver. At 9:27 p.m., officers arrived in the 7100 block of Jewel Lake Road to meet with the driver.
"The taxi had picked up three adult white males at a downtown restaurant. When the cab got to the intersection of Casper and Dunkirk, a male in the back seat pulled a handgun," Oistad said.
The males took off with an undisclosed amount of money, along with some of the taxi driver's personal belongings.
The suspects fled on foot, Oistad said. Perimeter and search efforts with a police K-9 was unsuccessful.
The suspects are described as white males in their early-20s. One was wearing a blue plaid shirt and jeans. The other two were wearing fleece hoodies.
The last of the robberies happened early Tuesday morning. Oistad said at 4:51, police responded to the Holiday Gas station located at 8803 Jewel Lake Road.
Officers were told one white male and one black male came into the store. The white suspect pointed a handgun at an employee and ordered them to open the cash drawer. That was when the black suspect went around the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register, police say.
Oistad said the white suspect noticed another employee who was on a cordless phone. The employee dropped to the floor when the white suspect approached them and he hit the employee in the head with the gun and stomped on the phone.
APD set up a perimeter and conducted a K-9 search, however, that too, was unsuccessful.
"While the suspects were not located, officers did come across 28-year-old Joseph D. Predmore during the track who matched one of the suspect descriptions," Oistad said. "It was ultimately determined that Predmore was not involved in the robbery but he was arrested and jailed on two outstanding warrants."
The white suspect is described as being tall and skinny. He was wearing a black hoody, bandana and blue jeans. The black suspect was described as being shorter than the other suspect. He was wearing a bandana, black shirt and blue jeans. He also had tattooed forearms.
Anyone with any information on these robberies is asked to call Police Dispatch at 786-8900 (press “0” to speak with an operator).
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