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Suspect sought in Wasilla bank robbery

  • Author: Devin Kelly
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published April 24, 2014

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Wasilla bank Wednesday.

The robbery occurred about 2:57 p.m. at the Key Bank branch at 201 N. Lucille St., according to an FBI statement. After making a verbal demand, authorities said, the lone suspect fled on foot from the bank's western exit with an undisclosed amount of money. He then headed south, running across the Parks Highway and a set of railroad tracks, the statement said.

Soon after, witnesses saw a car driving eastbound on Railroad Avenue and southbound on Knik Goose Bay Road at a high speed, according to the statement.

The suspect, identified as about 6 feet in height, of medium build and with possibly dark hair, was wearing camouflage pants, a thick camouflage jacket with a detachable hood pulled over his head. He wore sunglasses with black lenses and black plastic frames, camouflage gloves and a black scarf or balaclava with a gray design over his face, covering the nose and throat, according to the statement.

Witnesses described the alleged getaway car as light in color, possibly white or silver, with a black hood and front bumper that did not match the rest of the car, which could be due to repairs related to an accident, the statement said.

Anyone with information about the robbery, the vehicle or the identity of the suspect can contact the FBI at (907) 276-4441 or the Wasilla Police Department at (907) 352-5401.

Reach Devin Kelly at or 257-4314.


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