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Police seek man who robbed Anchorage coffee hut at gunpoint

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 25, 2019
  • Published July 25, 2019

Police in Anchorage are searching for an armed man they say robbed a coffee hut near Midtown Anchorage on Thursday afternoon.

Police released this photo of a suspect in the robbery of Perkup Espresso, a coffee stand on Potter Drive, on Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy APD)

Witnesses told police a tanned white man walked up to the window at Perkup Espresso on West Potter Drive, off of C Street, and climbed inside the the window holding a handgun, according to a public alert. He took cash and then left on foot without harming the two employees inside, police said.

Police set up a search perimeter after they arrived on the scene around 4:39 p.m. and attempted to track the man using a K9. After an hour and a half with the suspect still not located, police broke down that search perimeter.

The suspect is described as being about 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 160 and 180 pounds, police said. He may also have facial hair.

Police asked anyone with information about the robbery to call dispatch at 311 (option 1). To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or visit

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