Troopers investigating two robberies

Posted: Monday, May 07, 2001

Alaska State Troopers are investigating two armed robberies that happened over the weekend.

The first hold up occurred late Saturday night near Wasilla. Troopers said two masked men walked into the Fishhook Foodmart. One of them pointed a .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun at the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of cash and two packs of cigarettes. Both then ran off.

The second heist happened early Sunday evening in Fairbanks, at Sourdough Fuel. A single man walked into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and got away with cash from the register.

In the first robbery, the first suspect was described as an Alaska Native male, 15 to 16 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches and 150 pounds. He was wearing a blue mask that covered the lower portion of face only, black rimmed goggles with yellow tint, a dark blue or black zippered sweat shirt with a hood pulled over the head, blue jeans and tennis shoes. The second suspect was described as a Caucasian male, 15 to 16 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches, 200 pounds, wearing a black and red ski mask with a swirl design, and blue jeans.

The suspect in Sunday's robbery was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black shirt and black jeans. He fled in a black, older model, two door, hatchback.

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