Man arrested for string of Anchorage-area business burglaries

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage police said Monday that they arrested a man they believe committed a string of burglaries during February.

According to a community alert issued by APD spokesperson Renee Oistad, the arrest was made Friday, Mar. 2, after an officer saw a man he recognized as a burglary suspect description.

The man, later identified as Kyle Poitry, drove off in a pickup truck, and pulled into a parking space. Police boxed in the vehicle, arresting Poitry "without incident" and releasing the other man who was also in the truck.

APD issued a list of burglaries and attempted burglaries they say Poitry committed during that period, charging him with four counts of burglary, six counts of criminal mischief, and several theft charges.

According to the APD release, the cases Poitry was charged in are as follows:

Cases 18-8541 and 18-8452: At 5:06 AM on February 27, 2018, officers responded to an alarm in Eagle River. It was discovered that the front glass doors to both Pho and Thai Cuisine and A Touch of Sun Tanning Studio were broken. Items were stolen from at least one of the businesses.

Case 18-8669: At 4:55 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to an alarm in Eagle River. The front glass door of Laundry Basket Dry Cleaners had been broken and items had been stolen from inside.

Case 18-8687: At 7:33 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to Layne’s Art and Frame in the Government Hill neighborhood reference a burglary. An employee discovered the front glass door had been broken and items had been stolen from inside.

Case 18-8696: While investigating the above-mentioned burglary, the officer was flagged down by another Government Hill business owner. Someone had attempted to break the glass door to Lee’s Alterations but were unsuccessful in gaining entry.

Case 18-8701: At 10:01 AM on February 28, 2018, officers responded to an attempted burglary at Motion and Flow Control Products (located off Post Road). A window to the business had been smashed and an attempt was made to pry and kick the door open. No entry was made.



 
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