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Bethel Police Department updated press release with suspect photos

The Bethel Police Department has released updated information regarding the armed robbery that happened on Nov. 28 at the ALASKAbuds store.

There are two images taken from surveillance video. The images are of the suspect, wearing a “Res Alaska” jacket and an “AK” beanie style hat. The suspect also has a distinct gait, possibly due to a limp.

Bethel Police do not have a description or surveillance of the snowmachine involved in the crime. They told KYUK that the public should not be concerned. They also told KYUK that if an event or individual is a threat to the public, information will be broadcasted by all available means.

Police said that "releasing every bit of information that the police department has doesn’t necessarily help an investigation. In fact, in some cases it can hinder an investigation. [The police] understand the public’s want for information, but that has to come second to an active investigation into an armed robbery.”

Any information regarding this incident can be relayed to the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781.

Francisco Martínezcuello is the KYUK News Reporting Fellow and a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
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