- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage man has been charged with robbing a bank last month on the east side of the city.

The Alaska Dispatch News (https://bit.ly/1r1ktyF) reports 43-year-old James Surrells is charged with the Aug. 13 robbery of First National Bank on east Northern Lights Boulevard.

Investigators say the suspect wore a shoulder-length dark wig and had his face smeared with dirt to disguise himself as he displayed a gun to a teller, demanded money and fled.

An Alaska State Troopers three days after the robbery spotted Surrells carrying a gas can and trying to get fuel for a stolen minivan. He was wanted on an escape charge.

Surrells faces additional state charges of vehicle theft, improper use of a license plate and giving false information to a police officer.


Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

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