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Police: Gun and cash taken by armed robbers in South Anchorage home invasion

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published March 7, 2016

A couple with a young child was robbed Sunday night by two men who broke into their home, and both suspects are still at large, Anchorage police said.

The robbery took place at a residence near Lake Otis Parkway and 68th Avenue, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell in a Monday statement.

"According to the homeowner, he and his wife heard a knock on their front door at about 10 p.m.," Shell wrote. "The wife opened the door to two males who barged into the home and demanded valuables from the pair at gunpoint.

"The robbers rummaged through the home and stole a small amount of cash along with a handgun and fled the home in an unknown direction. Both the husband and wife, and their infant child, were uninjured during the robbery."

Shell said Monday the robbery didn't appear to be a targeted crime, although police haven't had any reports of similar home invasions in the last few days.

"It looks like it's random," Shell said.

Shell said the robbers moved quickly, staying "just long enough to go through each of the bedrooms and take some things from the drawers."

Investigators hadn't released any further descriptions or imagery of the suspects -- initially said to both be about 6 feet tall and weigh roughly 180 pounds -- one white and one black.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to call police at 907-786-8900.

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