Man with handgun robs Anchorage credit union

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man armed with a handgun robbed a branch of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Friday and got away with an unknown amount of cash.

The suspect walked up to a female teller, talked with her about making a transaction and handed her a note demanding money, said Anchorage Police Department officer Brian Burton. The note stated the woman should place money in the bag the suspect was carrying.

''He lifted up his shirt and flashed that he had a semiautomatic black pistol in his waistband, at which time she handed him the money and he exited the store without incident,'' Burton said.

No one in the busy Midtown commercial area was able to describe to investigators where the man went from there. Burton said it's unknown if he got in a car or continued running.

The bank robbery was Anchorage's second this year.

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