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Jury convicts 2 in 2018 robbery of Anchorage credit union

May 22, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A jury has convicted two men of robbing an Anchorage credit union.

Thirty-year-old John Pierce and 46-year-old Michael Wayne Moore were convicted Tuesday in federal court of robbing a Credit Union One branch in March 2018.

They face up to 25 years in prison and another seven years for brandishing guns during a robbery.

Prosecutors say Pierce entered the credit union on Eureka Street near 36th Avenue wearing a mask and carrying a handgun and a black gym bag. He walked out with about $15,000.

He got into a car drive by Moore, whom police quickly identified.

Moore had three previous bank robbery convictions in Alaska. He denied knowledge of the robbery but said he’d been in the area transporting narcotics.

Law enforcement officers found Pierce’s mask in his car.

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