Last Updated: Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:40 p.m.

A fourth teenager has been arrested in connection with a robbery and assault at the Eagle River Wal-Mart store Wednesday evening, according to police.

The unnamed 16-year-old male was taken to the McLaughlin Youth Center following his arrest.

According to police, the four teens attempted to steal $800 worth of merchandise and assaulted two loss prevention specialists who attempted to stop them.

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Three teens were arrested Wednesday night after shooting two Eagle River Wal-Mart employees with a BB gun while attempting to shoplift from the store.

Anchorage police responded to the Wal-Mart after receiving initial reports of an armed robbery where employees had been shot. When they arrived, store employees told them a loss prevention specialist was shot in the face near his eye with a BB gun while the two guards tried to stop the teens from reportedly attempting to steal Airsoft guns.

The employee was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and later released. The second security guard was also shot with a BB pellet and was treated at the scene.

Of the three suspects involved, guards were able to apprehend one of them, while the others fled the scene.

According to police Thursday morning, a 14-year-old and two 17-year-olds were arrested Wednesday night and taken to McLaughlin Youth Center.


KTVA 11’s Daniella Rivera contributed to this report. This is a developing story, please check back for updates.