Anchorage police are seeking two men, both considered armed and dangerous and wanted on previous warrants, in connection with a Jan. 13 robbery of a Mountain View gas station and other local robberies.
In a Wednesday statement, APD spokesperson Dani Myren said Randy Lee Osborne, 56, is wanted for first-degree robbery in connection with the Mountain View robbery, at a Shell gas station at 3635 Mountain View Dr. He is also sought on a no-bail arrest warrant for violating probation, after being paroled on previous armed-robbery and murder convictions.
Investigators say a known associate of Osborne, 51-year-old John Lambert Voisin, is wanted for questioning as a person of interest in other robberies. Voisin also faces a no-bail warrant, on misdemeanor charges of failure to appear, fourth-degree theft and violating conditions of release.
Myren refused to speculate Wednesday on whether either Osborne or Voisin were linked to any or all of this month’s robberies at local chain restaurants, which have hit a South Anchorage Subway restaurant, a Downtown Pizza Hut location and an Airport Heights Burger King.
While APD has described those robberies as being committed by a lone man of Hispanic or Pacific Islander descent, a fourth robbery -- at a South Anchorage Pizza Hut early Sunday -- was reportedly committed by two white men, both armed with handguns and between 50 and 55 years of age.
Osborne is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing about 220 pounds, with thinning brown hair and a full mustache. Voisin weighs about 165 pounds, and has short brown hair and brown eyes.
APD is asking anyone with information on Osborne or Voisin’s whereabouts to call police at 786-8900 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers at 561-STOP. Members of the public are asked to avoid approaching either man, due to the possible threat they pose.
“What's really important is recognizing that these two people are dangerous,” Myren said.
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