Police seek woman who robbed tobacco shop

Casey Grove
Courtesy Anchorage Police Department

Anchorage police are looking for a woman who robbed a Midtown tobacco shop Tuesday.

Surveillance video captured images of the woman pointing a handgun at a clerk about 4:18 p.m. Tuesday inside the Alaska Tobacco shop at 751 E. 36th Ave., police said in a written statement. She took an undisclosed amount of cash and left, police said.

The woman is believed to be 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and about 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple North Face jacket, sunglasses, a black headband, blue jeans and tan boots, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call police at 86-8900.


Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.