Robber asks store clerks for change, grabs money

Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Juneau Police said a man robbed two local businesses by asking a clerk for change and then stealing money from their hands.

Police said the man, who was described as a white male between the ages of 20 to 24, would present a clerk with a dollar bill, telling the clerks he needed a $100 in change. When the clerk would count out change, he would then grab the money from their hands and leave the bill he was holding, which in both cases was a $1 bill.

Police said the suspect was between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, of slim to medium build, and wore a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt.

Police said used a white vehicle, possibly a Ford Ranger, to flee. Police said the vehicle had a loud exhaust and was driven by a man that was possibly shorter than the suspect.

The thefts took place on Nov. 19 and Nov. 28 in two separate businesses in the airport area, police said.

Businesses should be cautious when changing bills, police said, and anyone with information concerning to two thefts should contact police at 586-0600.



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