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East Anchorage jewelry theft suspect caught on camera, remains at large

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published January 11, 2016

Police seeking a man who stole nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry from an East Anchorage department store last week have asked for help from the public in identifying and locating him.

The man was seen on surveillance video walking into the Fred Meyer store on Muldoon Road at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell.

"(A) man entered the Fred Meyer Jewelry store ... and asked the employee to show him some rings," Shell wrote. "Minutes into the viewing, the man grabbed a box containing four rings and ran from the store."

Shell described the suspect as thin, clean-shaven and in his 20s, wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with gray pants and "a dark-colored hat with a red and blue design on the bill." She also mentioned a second person seen in surveillance video of the theft.

"He entered the store with a female (pictured here), but it is unknown whether she knew him or not," Shell wrote.

Shell said Monday that it wasn't clear whether anyone tried to stop the man at the scene or if he continued running away or got into a vehicle outside the store. She said the woman hasn't been linked to the crime, beyond appearing in the video.

"We don't know if she knew this guy or was a customer coming in with him," Shell said. "She went off in an opposite direction in the store."

Police ask anyone with information on the man's identity or whereabouts to call the department at 907-786-8900.

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