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Suspect Sought in Attempted Robbery of Senior Citizen


August 08, 2009

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Police are looking for a white male, 20-30 years old, short, with a thin build, and blonde hair. This man suspected of an attempted robbery was last seen on August 3rd wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts, black shoes running towards the Plaza.

At approximately 4:15 PM, the victim, a 66-year-old male, was in his vehicle in the area of First Avenue and Tongass Avenue when the suspect approached him. The suspect produced a handgun, pointed it at the victim, and demanded money. The victim grabbed the suspect's weapon and took it from him. The suspect then fled toward the Plaza on foot. Besides being shaken up, the victim was not injured during the encounter according to information released by the Ketchikan Police Department.

If anyone was in the area of First Ave. and Tongass (E. C. Phillips) between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm on the afternoon of Monday, August 3rd, and you think you may have seen something that will help the police apprehend this criminal, please contact the Ketchikan Police Department.



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