Suspect in Anchorage bank robbery identified

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- Police have identified the man responsible for a June 15th
robbery at the Credit Union 1 on Debarr Road. 21-year-old Kek Nyathor Bol now faces charges for bank robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

The criminal complaint filed against Bol alleges that he entered the Credit Union 1 building armed with a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine wearing grey sweat pants, and a black bandana covering his face. It is also alleged that, upon entrance, Bol fired a shot into the ceiling, demanding money from the tellers. He ran out of the building after the robbery.

After the incident, investigators obtained surveillance video of a man running into and out of the credit union at the time of the robbery, dropping several items in the parking lot. Authorities identified the items as bundles of cash. The footage also captured a sedan, seen near the man before and after the robbery.

This evidence, combined with anonymous tips from Anchorage Crime Stoppers, led law officers to a local address where Bol resided. The sedan seen during the robbery was parked in front of the residence. While searching the vehicle, investigators located a Glock 9mm handgun and ammunition, as well as thousands of dollars in cash. Police were able to match some of this cash with serial numbers for the money taken in the robbery.

Bol was arrested on June 18, 2019, and was ordered detained pending trial. Federal Sentencing Guidelines demand that any actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, of the defendant.

The charges in the criminal complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant will be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.