The Juneau Police Department are seeking a man, seen here in security footage, involved in the robbery of the Safeway fueling station early Sunday morning. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

The Juneau Police Department are seeking a man, seen here in security footage, involved in the robbery of the Safeway fueling station early Sunday morning. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

Police investigating early-morning gas station burglary

About $500 in merchandise was taken.

This article has been updated to reflect it was an early morning burglary, not a robbery.

The Juneau Police Department is investigating a burglary that took place early Sunday morning at the Safeway fuel station, according to a news release from a police spokesperson.

“On April 4, 2021 at about 6:35 a.m., the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary at the Safeway Fuel Station located on Vintage Boulevard,” said Lt. Krag Campbell in the release. “Employees reported the glass entry door of the fuel station was broken into sometime during the night and about $500 in cigarettes and cigars were stolen.”

The police issued a general description of the suspect from video of the crime, which occurred at roughly 4:30 a.m. that morning.

“The suspect appears to be a male, about 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3 and with a medium build,” Campbell said. “A photo of the suspect was taken from the video surveillance and is now posted on the JPD Facebook page. JPD is asking for community assistance in identifying the person in the photo.”

Police encouraged people with information about his location to call the department’s business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Juneau Crimeline at juneaucrimeline.com.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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