The Anchorage Fire Department is asking for the public's help in finding who was behind the break-in and arson of a coffee stand last month -- and on Monday released surveillance photos of a suspect.
The Sugar Shack espresso stand, on Lake Otis Parkway at 37th Avenue, was ransacked and badly damaged in a fire early the morning of May 22. The fire department said from the start that the fire was suspicious, and department spokesman Al Tamagni said Monday that it has been classified as arson. No arrests have been made.
Firefighters believe the southern window of the stand was broken out, Tamagni said. The stand appears to have been ransacked, with items from shalves on the floor, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 561-7867 or the Arson Hot Line at 267-5060. Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information resulting in arrests, according to a statement from Tamagni.