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Five men indicted on federal robbery, firearms offenses

Posted: Friday, February 01, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted five alleged gang members on federal robbery and firearms charges stemming from three robberies at the Spenard Motel in January 2001.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the indictment alleges that Gabriel Clark-Aigner, Timothy Beckett, Raymond Thiele, Daniel Troxel and Crim Alexie conspired to rob the motel.

Beckett is from Wasilla, Thiele and Troxel live in Anchorage and Alexie is from the village of Tuluksuk. Clark-Aigner's hometown was not available.

The case was investigated by the Anchorage Police Department and the FBI as part of a state-federal task force focused on reducing violent crime in Alaska.

The five face maximum penalties of 20 years in prison for each robbery charge and up to 57 years in prison if convicted on all firearms offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.



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