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Suspect detained in Anchorage liquor store robbery

Posted: March 28, 2014 - 12:12am

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police say a 28-year-old man is suspected of robbing a liquor store.

The Anchorage Daily News reported the man was arrested a few block away within minutes after the robbery.

Police at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday took a report of a robbery at the Brown Jug store on Abbott Road in south Anchorage.

Witnesses say a man picked out a bottle of alcohol, carried it to the register, pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the register.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the man fled on foot with the bottle and money.

Police spotted a man matching the suspect’s description 10 minutes later at Lake Otis Parkway and 88th Avenue and took him into custody. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says he faces charges of robbery and assault.

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