UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers release surveillance footage from robbery

Alaska State Troopers have released surveillance footage from the Best Western where the robbery took place and are asking for any information members of the public may have. (Photo Courtesy of AST)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers have released surveillance footage from the Best Western where the robbery took place and are asking for any information members of the public may have.

Troopers have arrested the two males from the video, Joseph Cofey and Michael Cofey. They are still searching for the female in the video.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 451-5100 and reference case number AK19059965.




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The Alaska State Troopers have arrested two men after they received a report of a robbery and assault at the Best Western Hotel off of Airport Road in Fairbanks.

According to charging documents, the victims, a woman and her boyfriend who had just arrived from Anchorage, heard a knock at their hotel room door. When they opened the door, two men and a woman pushed their way into the room. One of the men and the female both had guns. They told the female victim to get on the ground and that if she wasn’t quiet they would kill her.

The three suspects allegedly took the couples phones, and car keys and then left the room.

According to Troopers, they came back to the hotel and took the car. Troopers located the stolen vehicle in the Boatel Bar parking lot. They found two men matching the description of the suspects in the bar and arrested them in connection with the crime.

Joseph Cofey and Michael Cofey also known as local rap artist, ‘StarBuks’, have been arrested and charged with multiple crimes including, robbery, kidnapping, and two counts of third degree assault.

According to troopers the female suspect has not been arrested but they have a person of interest.

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