APD Searches for Suspect Following Bank Robbery

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by Marissa Silver

Anchorage, AK -  UPDATE: Police are still searching for a suspect following a morning bank robbery. 

It was around 10:30 this morning when the call came in...

Anchorage Police say as they responded they learned it was a robbery.

However, when they got there...

"The suspect had exited prior to our arrival, we set up a perimeter and searched the immediate area for the suspect," said Sgt. Rod Ryan with the Anchorage Police Department.

Police say they used K-9 officers to track the suspect, but were unsuccessful.

The FBI who has begun handling the investigation says the suspect went to the teller station, displayed a gun and presented a note demanding money and stating that he was armed.

The reports say the suspect then fled on foot through the Value Villiage parking lot towards the northeast.

The FBI describes the suspect as a white male with light to medium skin tones in his late twenties or early thirties, about 5'4 to 5'7 with a small to medium build.

Dduring the robbery reports say he tried to disguise himself with a black shoulder length wig, facial hair, which may have been either cosmetics or dirt along with a blue/grey baseball cap with "Portland" on the front and multiple layers of clothing.

Police say while the suspect is not in custody, there is no reason for the public to be worried.

"There is not an immediate danger to the community unless the individual is confronted," Ryan said.

If you do have any information about the robbery or the suspect please contact the FBI at (907) 276-4441 or the Anchorage Police Department at (907) 786-8500.

 

 

The Anchorage Police Department says they received the call for the robbery at the First National Bank Alaska on East Northern Lights Boulevard around 10:30 Wednesday morning.
 
According to police the man was already gone by the time they arrived, however they do believe he was armed during the robbery.
 
"There is information that a teller saw a handgun on the individual, but it was not displayed or pointed at anyone during the robbery," said Sgt. Rod Ryan with the Anchorage Police Department.
 
APD is working with the FBI on the investigation and says there is not any danger to the public at this time.
 
This is a developing story, so please check back for updates.

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