ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska’s largest city say a man robbed a restaurant and apparently attempted to avoid being identified by authorities by burying his coat in fresh snow.
Anchorage police Tuesday morning received a report of a Taco Bell robbery.
The suspect wore a black, hooded jacket with a black towel covering his face. He claimed he had a gun, demanded money and ran away.
As officers responded, dispatchers took a call of a man seen taking off outerwear and burying it in snow three blocks from the restaurant.
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The clothing matched what the suspect had worn. Officers followed tracks in the snow and spotted a man several blocks away who was not dressed for temperatures in the low 20s.
Police arrested the 34-year-old man. He faces charges including robbery.