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4 men charged with 2 Anchorage robberies

Posted: December 6, 2013 - 7:48am

ANCHORAGE — Four Anchorage men have been charged with committing two robberies within an hour.

The Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/IL75Qh) reports 23-year-old Miracle Tulimasealii, 18-year-old Tusa Tanuvasa, 20-year-old Siaosi Sila and 22-year-old Lonnie Reed, Jr., were arrested.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says three men armed with handguns and a shotgun entered the Hampton Inn on Credit Union Drive at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday and took money from a front counter attendant. A fourth man drove them off.

At 2:07, three armed men entered a Dimond Boulevard Chevron station and forced an employee to the ground. One man fired shotgun rounds at an automated teller machine, which didn’t open.

The men left with money and cigarettes.

Police investigating another incident arrested the men at 2:30 a.m. at an A Street motel.

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