Alaska State Troopers said on Oct. 20 that a suspect had been identified in the robbery at the Settlers Bay Chevron in Wasilla, but the troopers did not release the suspect's name at the time.

On Oct. 28, troopers named 18-year-old Daniel Anufriev of Homer as the suspect. AST says the other three men seen entering the gas station were witnesses and were interviewed. Troopers say the gun used in the robbery was recovered.

AST says Anufriev was arrested by Anchor Point troopers and indicted on robbery and assault charges.


Original story:

Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who robbed a Wasilla gas station at gunpoint early Saturday morning. 

In a community message Saturday morning, troopers said at about 2:04 a.m. they "responded to a robbery in progress at the Settlers Bay Chevron in Wasilla." The message also included photos of four suspects. 

The investigation originally showed that four males, estimated to be between 16 and 22 years old, went into the store, and one of them held two employees at gunpoint demanding money. About $100 was taken.

Troopers were seeking a newer model, white Chevrolet or GMC crew cab with cover over the truck bed that left going northbound on Knik-Goose Bay Road after the robbery.

In a subsequent message Saturday afternoon, troopers said three of the people in the original photos were no longer suspects and that the gunman was the only one involved in the robbery. The white truck had also been found, troopers wrote.



Anyone who has information about the robbery or can identify the suspect is asked to call troopers at 907-352-5401 or Crime Stoppers at 907-745-3333.

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