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Investigation Continues in Alleged Robbery & Assault


September 08, 2016
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - According to a news release issued yesterday by Ketchikan Deputy Police Chief Josh Dossett, officers responded on August 23rd to a report by a male that he was robbed and assaulted by multiple males on the Schoenbar Trail.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Dock Street at approximately 10:30 PM and the victim identified one suspect as Thomas Allen Jr., age 20 and said the meeting had been arranged by Allen's 17 year old girlfriend. The victim reported he was ambushed by Allen and two unknown males.

The victim reported he was assaulted with blunt objects and a knife was held to his throat. While the knife was held to the victim's throat, his personal belongings, including cash, shoes and eye glasses were taken from his person. The victim was told if he did not count to 100 he would be stabbed.

According to the Ketchikan Police news release, based on witness statements and evidence recovered from the trail, Allen was arrested on August 30, 2016 on an arrest warrant charging him with Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Theft in the Second Degree and Theft in the Fourth Degree.

Allen was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center and held on $20,000.00 bail.

The 17 year old Co-Defendant was arrested on a Juvenile Pick Up Order for Robbery in the Second Degree and placed in the Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility.

The investigation is continuing.



Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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