Two 17-year-old males were arrested for robbing a Holiday convenience store early Sunday morning, after K-9 units were deployed to locate the suspects.
Anchorage Police spokeswoman Dani Myren reports a silent hold-up alarm was triggered at 4:48 a.m. Sunday from the Holiday convenience store located on Huffman. Police were able to contact a store employee over the phone, who confirmed a robbery at gunpoint.
Once on scene, police were able to determine from employee testimonies that two male suspects had robbed the business, one of whom was masked and armed with a gun, demanding money and cigarettes. Both fled on foot before police arrived.
"Luckily, no one was injured during the incident," Myren said. "It definitely could have been much worse."
A search of the business and surrounding area began, and K-9 units discovered the two in a nearby residence on the 1400 block of Kruge Avenue, where they were placed under arrest and charged with Robbery and Assault in the first degree. The male with the gun was also charged with Misconduct Involving a Weapon.
Both suspects have been remanded to the McLaughlin Youth Center.
Police say they are continuing their investigation into the incident, with the belief that a third suspect may be involved in the planning and execution of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 786-8900, or to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.