Jury convicts man of armed robbery

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008

ANCHORAGE - A federal jury has convicted an Anchorage man of armed bank robbery.

Miguel Kalilikane on Wednesday was found guilty of armed credit union robbery, armed bank robbery and use of a pistol during a crime of violence.

He also was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition.

Kalilikane has prior felony convictions in Hawaii for burglary, escape and promoting a dangerous drug.

Federal prosecutors said Kalilikane on Dec. 17 brandished a Bersa .380 semiautomatic pistol and robbed an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, escaping with $4,350.

Ten days later, he robbed a Northrim Bank within a Carrs/Safeway grocery store and escaped with $2,920.

Sentencing is set for July 11.

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