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JPD looking for armed robber

Posted: December 27, 2011 - 1:01pm

Police say they are looking for a man, described as armed and dangerous, who is believed to have broken into three different houses.

The Juneau Police Department stated in a release they received a call at noon on Monday from a woman in the 8000 block of Thunder Street reporting a man armed with a rifle came into her house, pushed her to the floor and pointed the gun at her. The woman told police she was able to run out of the house to a neighbor’s residence, where she then called police.

As police were responding, the witnesses said they saw the man get into the woman’s car and leave, the statement read. The woman also discovered her purse was missing once back inside her home.

Then, at 4:12 p.m. on Monday, JPD said it received another report of a burglary-in-progress in the 4500 block of Wood Duck Avenue. A woman had returned home and found a man in the house, the release said. The woman said she ran out of the house and called police, the release said.

Once on scene, police found a chair pushed up against a back window with the window screen removed, the statement said. The house had been rifled through and a handgun was missing, police said.

Items missing from the woman’s house on Thunder Street were found inside the home on Wood Duck Avenue, and the stolen vehicle was found on the street (Wood Duck Avenue).

Police say they received a third report of a break-in at 8:30 p.m. A man had called saying he went into his garage in the 4400 block of Columbia Boulevard and found a man sleeping there. The reporting man went back into the house and called police, the release said. The sleeping man was gone by the time police arrived, the release said.

JPD said in the release that all three of theses cases are related. They described the man as wearing a black hoodie, black pants, snow boots and a black mask. He appears to be about 20 or 30 years old, Native or Filipino and 6 feet tall with very short black hair. He may also have a mustache, the release said.

JPD stressed the man is considered armed and dangerous.

“If you see him, do not contact him and call police immediately,” the statement read.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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