A Wasilla man in a black hooded jacket with a black towel masking his face walked into the Taco Bell on East Tudor Street on Tuesday, stated he had a gun and requested for cash, Anchorage police say.
Then 34-yr-previous Gerald Spies ditched his outerwear a number of blocks away and left a path to Piper Road and Windfall Drive, the place officers noticed him — “not dressed for the snowy climate” — and arrested him on a number of costs, together with first-diploma theft, police stated in an alert Tuesday afternoon.
The College of Alaska Anchorage Police Division offered help.
Police say they acquired a report of an armed theft at 10:22 a.m. As patrol officers investigated the theft at 2640 E. Tudor Street, emergency dispatchers acquired a report of a suspicious individual at Wright Road and Kimberly Courtroom taking off his outerwear and burying it within the snow.
The person was gone when officers arrived, however the garments matched those the armed theft suspect was sporting. They tracked him to a spot about quarter-hour away.
Spies was arrested with out incident, APD spokesman MJ Thim stated.
He by no means displayed a gun through the theft however implied he had one when he demanded cash, Thim stated. He stated he did not know if police recovered any weapons with the possessions Spies discarded.