A 32-year-old Juneau woman told police that a masked man held her at gunpoint as she tried to get into her car Wednesday evening – and that it wasn’t the first time their paths had crossed.
Police say the woman fought her alleged attacker at 6:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Dunn Street after he came up from behind and “bear hugged” her while she was getting into her car. She was able to turn around and face her attacker to fight him off, according to a Juneau Police Department news release issued Friday. The man then reportedly slapped her with a black pistol and took off running.
The woman told police her attacker wore a black hoodie and a black ski mask with white around the mouth area. She made her way to a business where she was able to call for help.
Juneau Police Department officers canvassed the area but did not locate the suspect. The woman was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for a non-life threatening injury to her face.
Police said the same woman reported a trespass at her residence the night of Feb. 24 in the 4000 block of Delta Drive that ended with her 30-year-old husband facing a gun in their backyard.
The woman’s husband ran away from the man holding the gun and called police from inside the couple’s home. The couple described the man as wearing a camouflage pattern hoodie and a distinctive black ski mask with white around the mouth.
JPD searched that area at that time and was not able to locate the suspect.
Officers are asking anyone with information about this case to contact police immediately.
The suspect is described as being between 5’7” and 5’9” tall, having a skinny build, a dark complexion and large dark brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and a black ski mask with white around the mouth.
The investigation is ongoing.
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