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FBI: Anchorage man, 21, accused of robbing credit union stashed money in his closet

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 22
  • Published June 21

Police found more than $7,000 in cash stashed away in the closet of the man accused of robbing a Muldoon-area credit union last week, charges against him say.

Kek Nyathor Bol, 21, is facing federal charges of bank robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the June 15 robbery of the Credit Union 1 on DeBarr Road.

Prosecutors allege that Bol walked into the credit union just after 4:30 p.m. that day with a bandana over his face and a semi-automatic pistol in his hand. Charging documents say the man fired a round at the ceiling before demanding money from the tellers at gunpoint.

The three tellers handed over bundles of cash, which Bol shoved in his sweatshirt pocket and into a plastic Burlington Coat Factory bag before running out of the building, dropping several of the bundles as he ran, according to his charges.

SWAT officers who searched for the robber didn’t find him.

Surveillance footage revealed a silver Chevrolet Malibu located in the area that the robber had come from and run back to, prosecutors say. Video shows the Malibu pulling into an adjacent parking lot right before the robbery and out of it immediately after, according to prosecutors.

About three days after the robbery, an anonymous tipster pointed investigators to a Facebook post linked to the robbery, which led them to Bol’s home in Mountain View, according to the charges.

FBI agents who went to the home found a silver Chevrolet Malibu parked there registered to someone else who lived in the house, the charges state.

When agents searched the home, they found a Glock Model 19 9mm handgun under Bol’s mattress, as well as two plastic Burlington Coat Factory bags, several ammunition magazines and $7,722 in cash in his closet, according to the charges. At least one of the $20 bills had a serial number that matched a bill taken from the Credit Union 1, charges say.

Bol was arrested Wednesday.

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