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2 teens arrested after gas station armed robbery
Two 17-year-old boys suspected of robbing a south Anchorage gas station are in custody at McLaughlin Youth Center.
Anchorage police say a silent "holdup" alarm was tripped shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday from the Holiday station on Huffman Road.
Dispatchers called an employee, who said the station had just been robbed.
Employees say one person wearing a mask pointed a handgun at a clerk and demanded cigarettes and money. The clerk handed over the cigarettes and cash and the suspects fled.
Police with dogs tracked the suspects to a home in a nearby neighborhood. Police say they found the boys, along with evidence linking them to the robbery.
Police say they're seeking a third person in the incident.