Police: 6 men robbed South Anchorage home, held woman and teenage son at gunpoint

Michelle Theriault Boots

Anchorage police say six men held a woman and her teenage son at gunpoint while they robbed the family's South Anchorage house Saturday night.

Police say they believe that the house was not randomly chosen and that the robbery was drug related.

Police were called to a house on the 11000 block of Tulin Park Loop, off of Lake Otis Parkway between O'Malley Road and Huffman Road, at about 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro wrote in a release Sunday.

"It was reported to police that a female resident was at the home with her teenage son," Castro wrote. "The doorbell rang and when the female opened the door, six men barged into the residence, held her and her son at gunpoint and robbed the home."

Castro said the suspects reportedly bound the victims with bungee cords. One of the men reportedly hit the 13-year-old in the face, Castro said.

The suspects are described by police as a black male, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 tall with a slim build, a mixed race male about 5-foot-7 with olive skin and a large birth mark on his face, and a black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and short hair.

Castro said descriptions of the other suspects were "not available" on Sunday.

An initial search of the area turned up little.

"No suspects were located, and no arrests have been made at this time," Castro said.

Police did not say what the men took from the house.

Approximately $10,000 worth of items were stolen from the house, Castro said, but police would not say what the items were.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.