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Police arrest 1, look for second suspect of armed robbery at Northway Subway

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a local Subway.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a local Subway.(KTUU)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 2:08 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Police have arrested one person and are looking for a second person after an armed robbery at a Subway location at 701 Northway Drive occurred Thursday afternoon.

Police say a suspect pulled a gun on Subway employees after they said they would not charge the suspect for a cup of water. With a gun out, the suspect demanded money, police said in a community alert. The suspect handed off the gun to a man who was waiting outside of the store, who has been identified as 42-year-old Jamal H. Jenkins, police say.

Jenkins allegedly disposed of the weapon as police arrived at the Subway. Jenkins was taken into custody, questioned and then taken to jail.

Jenkins is facing numerous charges, including robbery and tampering with evidence.

In an earlier community alert, police said witnesses described the second robbery suspect as a black man who is wearing a black puffy coat, a grey hoodie, black pants and grey shoes. Police are still looking for the man who they said fled on foot, and believe he is around 30 years old and 5′7″.

No injuries have been reported. Thursday afternoon, police cleared the scene of the robbery.

People with information about the robbery are asked to call the Anchorage Police Department at 911.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated after APD corrected its community alert Friday evening, which states that the suspect who police are still looking for was the one who pulled out the gun and demanded money, not Jenkins.

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