Anchorage police investigate home invasion robbery

Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police are investigating a home invasion robbery Monday night in which two armed men demanded prescription medication.

One of the suspects was arrested while the other remained at large Tuesday.

Police say Bert Holland, 42, answered a knock on his door at about midnight and was confronted by two masked men who held a gun to his head and demanded his prescription medication. The two men fled the home with several bottles of medication and two portable telephones.

Holland's daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren were awakened by the incident and managed to escape the home. Holland's daughter called police from a neighbor's home.

Shortly after the incident, police apprehended Jeremiah Haag, 26, on a bike trail near Holland's home. Officers also recovered a black ski mask and the two stolen telephones. Haag was taken into custody on a previous warrant and was charged with first-degree robbery. He was being held at Cook Inlet jail on $50,000 bail.

The second suspect was still at large. He is described as a male, possibly black, approximately six-feet tall with a heavy build and armed with a revolver.

Investigators say Holland told them Haag was an acquaintance who had been at Holland's home earlier in the day and was aware that Holland's medication had been refilled.

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