- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers have arrested two people suspected of burglarizing a village store and stealing more than $30,000 in cash and checks.

Troopers say 29-year-old Philip Simeon and 20-year-old Juliana Peterson of Aniak (AN-eek-ak) were arraigned Thursday on charges of burglary, theft, evidence destruction and criminal mischief.

Simeon also is charged with possession of burglary tools.

Troopers say Simeon and Peterson forced their way into the Aniak A.C. Store at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, removed money and fled.

Most and possibly all of the cash was found later in Simeon’s home.

Simeon and Peterson remained jailed Friday in Bethel.

Aniak is on the Kuskokwim River about 92 miles northeast of Bethel.


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