19-year-old arrested for robbery, 1 robber still wanted
A 19-year-old is in custody after the Anchorage Police Department says he and another person robbed two people at knifepoint on Tuesday evening. Police are still looking for the second robber.
Craig R. Lane and the other person stole a bike from the pair, according to a statement from APD. The call came in to Anchorage police around 9:02 p.m. The victim said he didn’t know the robbers but described them both to police.
The victim said he and his friend were sitting at the corner of West 14th Avenue and B Street when two people approached them.
“[One] suspect had a scooter and the other had a longboard. The suspects demanded the victim’s bike and held up their scooter and [longboard] over their heads like they were going to hit the victim and his friend,” the statement read.
When the victim’s friend tried to get the bike back, Lane pulled out a pocket knife. No one was hurt.
Officers who arrived on the scene saw two people fleeing with a scooter and a bicycle. Both people ignored officers’ commands to stop. Police say Lane dropped the scooter as he was running and then dropped a folding knife on the ground as officers got closer.
Lane then followed police’s orders to drop to the ground and was taken to the Anchorage jail on two outstanding Alaska State Troopers warrants from Kotzebue. Lane also faces charges of robbery and assault for Tuesday’s case.
The second robber got away, but police believe they know who he is and say they will get a warrant for his arrest once his identity is confirmed.
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