Men posing as DEA agents invade Anchorage home

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two armed men posing as federal drug enforcement agents pushed their way into a South Anchorage home Monday, bound three people with duct tape and demanded the combination to a gun safe, Anchorage police said.

Inside the residence were homeowner George Lukens and his two sons, ages 21 and 23. About 1:45 p.m., someone knocked on the door, Lukens said.

''As soon as I opened it, they stiff-armed me and knocked me over backwards,'' Lukens said. ''They wrestled with me across the living room floor.''

The men bound Lukens and his sons. The men demanded the combination to Lukens' gun safe, at one point holding a razor under his chin, he said.

When the men couldn't open the safe with the combination Lukens provided, they ordered him to open it. While he was trying to do so, one of his sons managed to free his hands and hop outside.

After Lukens' son began yelling for help, the men fled in the family's Ford station wagon. Police found the car abandoned about 30 minutes later. Canine units combed the area but lost track of the suspects.

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