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Three shootings, one robbery, an absconder: Monday in Anchorage

The FBI is looking for this man, believed to be the robber of a credit union on Monday in Anchorage.

BUSY AFTERNOON FOR CRIMINALS

On Monday, three people were taken to the hospital after shootings, and a man is wanted for robbery of a credit union — all within the course of three hours in Fairview and Mountain View neighborhoods.

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The robbery took place at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Juneau Street just after 3:15 p.m. This case is being handled by the FBI, which released the above security camera photo of the suspect, who did not appear to use a weapon during the robbery.

By 4:20 pm, police receive a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Black Angus Inn at 1430 Gambell Street. A man had pulled up in a vehicle, and another man approached the vehicle. The two began arguing, and the driver got out of the vehicle and shot the other man. The shooter drove off in a 1998 maroon Ford Expedition with Alaska license JFD440, and the victim was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his lower body; his condition is unknown.

This 1998 maroon Ford Expedition with Alaska license JFD440 is the vehicle the suspect in the Black Angus Inn shooting was driving.

Then, at 6:57 p.m. there were reports of a shooting in Mountain View. Two adults were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds after someone began shooting from a vehicle at the intersection of Thompson and Bliss Streets. The two are in critical condition, at last report.

An update from police today says that the suspect and one of the victims met in the 500-block of North Pine Street. The two got into an altercation and the suspect shot the victim multiple times in the upper body.

The second victim, in the area at the same time, was also shot multiple times in the upper body. Both victims were transported to local hospitals with life threatening injuries. Detectives believe this is drug-related and not a random crime. But they’re not sure why the second victim was in the area at the time.

Meanwhile, police released a photograph and information about a 30-year-old man named Manueal Robles (APD Case 18-36436), who is the subject of several warrants:

• Felony Fail to Appear on the original charges of Assault I and two counts of Assault IV
• Felony Fail to Appear on the original charges of Assault II and two counts of Reckless Endangerment
• Misdemeanor Violations of Conditions of Release
• Misdemeanor Violations of Conditions of Release
• Felony Assault II and Assault IV

Robles’ most recent felony warrant for Assault II and IV is for harming the same victim from prior cases. He was out on $1,000 bail and failed to appear in court on Monday.

Robles is 5’06” tall, weighs 170 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. His head is tattooed, as shown in the photos here.

If you have information regarding Robles’ whereabouts, call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). Or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE

A shooting at the intersection of 19th Avenue and C Street sent a man to the hospital after 1 am Wednesday. The man was found by passersby.

“The preliminary investigation found that the suspect and the victim got into an altercation after meeting up in the area. The suspect shot the victim and fled the scene,” the report stated. The victim and suspect are believed to have known each other.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • The CIA can take a legible photograph of a license plate from a spy satellite in outer space. WHY can’t a bank take a decent image of a bank robber from 8 or 10 feet. Some of the images we see from time to time are crystal clear and sharp, so the technology is available. I’d suggest if a financial institution wants to be insured by FDIC, they be required to have decent recording equipment. This photo would be so much easier to recognize if it was clear and sharp rather than looking like it had been taken thru a cloudy glass of water….

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