Police arrest suspect in Juneau robbery

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2008

JUNEAU - Juneau police arrested a man suspected of robbing a gas station Sunday at knife point.

Erick Waters, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree theft, both felonies.

Police said they took a 911 call at 3 a.m. Sunday that a Mendenhall Valley gas station had been robbed.

A witness said the man wore a ski mask and wielded a large knife.

The suspect took money and ran off.

Police say they spotted Waters leaving the area in a vehicle.

Waters was questioned and charged with robbery. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

The money taken was recovered. The investigation continues, police said.

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