State authorities have charged 11 Alaska residents with 85 felony counts for what they say was a coordinated effort to steal money from ATMs and other property in Anchorage and Homer.
The state Attorney General’s Office announced the charges last week. Authorities say the alleged thieves stole over $25,000 in cash and checks, bicycles and more than 40 firearms. Most of that money is said to have come from the Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit.
Two men broke into the building in the spring of 2018 and made away with $14,000 from the bar’s ATM and safe. Jeremiah Perez is charged with two felony counts for allegedly breaking into the iconic bar, but he’s the only individual charged in relation to the crime. He’s been arrested and remains in custody.
The remainder of burglaries and other crimes laid out in charging documents took place in Anchorage. Most of those that allegedly took part in the theft ring are in custody, but authorities are still seeking the arrest of three men charged with some of the crimes.