- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A Fort Wainwright soldier suspected of holding up several people at gunpoint has been charged with robbery and misdemeanor theft.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/16R78GK) reports 23-year-old Keith Downing was arrested Sunday and police are seeking other suspects.

Police Sunday morning received several reports of pedestrians robbed at gunpoint, including two at 1:17 a.m. outside a strip club.

The men told police that three suspects pulled up in a car and two got out with guns, a shotgun and a handgun.

The witnesses told investigators the armed men stole their belongings and drove off in a gray Volkswagen Jetta.

Downing was charged in the holdup outside the strip club and an earlier robbery.

Downing remained jailed Wednesday. Online court records did not indicate he was represented by an attorney.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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