Two arrested in connection with robbery

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011

Two people were arrested Wednesday night on the 6500-block of Glacier Highway in connection with a reported robbery at a nearby business.

Juneau Police Department received a report of a strong-arm robbery that had taken place shortly before 9 p.m. between two customers inside a business on that block. A 38-year-old female reported that her 19-year-old son had just had his iPod forcibly taken from him by Thomas Austin, a 34-year-old Juneau resident. The 19-year-old told officers that Austin had showed him a concealed handgun and threatened to use it on him if he did not give him the item.

At about 10:07 p.m., Officers contacted Austin and two females walking with him near Alaway Avenue. Police believe that one of the females, 21-year-old Jamie Kane, was involved in the robbery and said she had possession of the stolen IPod.

Austin was arrested for robbery in the second degree, a class B felony, and Kane was arrested for suspicion of theft third degree, a class A misdemeanor. They were both taken to and lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

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