APD arrests man at large since 2016 kidnapping and robbery
A man sought in the kidnapping and robbery of an Eagle River man more than a year ago has been arrested by Anchorage police.
Zarin Freeman, 31, was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening near a local hospital, according to APD spokeswoman Nora Morse, after members of the department's Investigative Support Unit received a tip regarding his whereabouts.
Morse said Freeman wasn’t being treated at the hospital, and had been at large ever since the Nov. 1, 2016 crime in which he was sought. Police first publicly identified him as a suspect in September.
Four other suspects have previously been charged in the case, which began with the victim being invited to a meeting for coffee on the Park Strip then saw him abducted at knifepoint, robbed and forced to make a withdrawal from an ATM.
Investigation of goods taken in the robbery also led police to an East 12th Avenue home, where officers found more than 500 stolen items worth more than $100,000.
Freeman was held at the Anchorage Jail on charges from his arrest warrant of robbery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, second-degree theft, third-degree assault and vehicle theft.
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